Location: New York, NY
Overlooking Midtown's verdant Bryant Park, chef Gabriel Kreuther's eponymous restaurant offers a comfortably luxurious, Alsatian-inspired dining experience with a distinctly New York spirit. Both lunch and dinner are offered strictly as prix fixe menus, two courses for lunch ($52) and four for dinner ($98), with diners choosing from a selection of dishes like a sturgeon and sauerkraut tart, Colorado lamb in "hay stack," and a chilled black cherry consomme. In the less formal, a la carte, lounge is where guests will find Kreuther's legendary tarte flambees. Here, there are a few varieties including the classic, one topped with gravlax and trout roe, another with hen of the wood mushrooms and comte, and finally a sea urchin and caviar tarte.
Of Note: Chef Gabriel Kreuther won the James Beard Award for Best Chef New York City in 2009 for his work at The Modern.