Ou Sont Les Neiges? The Upper Middle (French and other)
Posted 16 August 2019 - 11:53 PM
There’s the lounge at Gabriel Kreuther, which is borderline French in cuisine; the dining room’s entry price is higher than Daniel. I guess The Modern, which might hold itself just below four star price because no tipping.
Restaurant Carlyle still has the style, but the food is American (cf River Cafe).
Okay, Cafe Boulud. Nomad, borderline, French techniques.
We’ve had openings in this category the last few years, and they closed.
Expanding the discussion, Atherton is still at The Clocktower, but the menu now looks all-American, whatever the website says about British classics updated.
Posted 17 August 2019 - 01:19 AM
Posted 17 August 2019 - 02:17 AM
Whenever I dine at Frenchette, I pass by Bâtard and wonder if I should give it another chance. And, jah, tables always seem available online.
Sometimes I wonder if there was some way Chevalier could have worked...
Edited: do we want Liebrandt to come back in this sector, or some place in the higher bracket?
Posted 17 August 2019 - 02:55 AM
And that made me excited.
Posted 17 August 2019 - 03:48 AM
Not at all what Wilf means, though.
ETA: Oh you said so. Oooops.
Posted 17 August 2019 - 04:12 AM
Probably the category most impacted by wages and rents.
Posted 17 August 2019 - 04:17 AM
Posted 17 August 2019 - 04:18 AM
I've actually heard great things about Shun (although not about Le Jardinier).
Posted 17 August 2019 - 04:28 AM
Le Jardinier is sort of the kind of restaurant Wilf is talking about, though.
Posted 17 August 2019 - 11:02 AM
Posted 17 August 2019 - 07:44 PM
Then I saw the Pierre has something called La Perrine, which I’ve never heard of. Like the Carlyle, though, the menu is more American than the name. But there’s confit de canard a l’orange and cow au vin as daily specials.