Fine Dining

New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer is celebrated for his successful dining venues Union Square Cafe and 11 Madison Park, as well as the expansion of his quality-driven, mod take on fast food, the...
This spring, famed chef Daniel Boulud will take his cuisine from New York--where he has lived and created a gastronomic name for himself since 1982--across the pond to London and open Bar Boulud,...
London staple Le Caprice restaurant has christened a second branch in Manhattan’s newly renovated Pierre Hotel. The new space is a sleek, Art Deco vision in black and white; a well-executed...
Former Central Park South resident San Domenico has reopened as SD26 on East 26th Street facing Madison Square Park, and the location reveals another dimension to the family-owned restaurant. Under...
It’s a risky proposition, taking over and remodeling a popular restaurant and city landmark. In the case of Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli, the duo behind Manhattan’s popular Sant Ambroeus...
When chef Timothy Hollingsworth took over the helm at The French Laundry (TFL, to insiders) one might have expected some anxiety on his part. Since he’s spent a decade honing his culinary skills at...
If you’re seeking stylish ambiance and a star-studded New York social scene along with great cuisine, check out the Standard Grill, the latest dining venture to open in New York’s flourishing...
Twenty years after he opened Aureole, his first restaurant, culinary impresario Charlie Palmer decided it needed a makeover. No mere facelift for the revered Aureole: It has a completely new look--...
Built in 1907 as a men’s-only bar within the Plaza Hotel, the Oak Room has remained a legendary establishment for more than a century. Under the guidance of executive chef Eric Hara, the restaurant...
There are many components to a memorable meal—food, wine, company, and setting. This year’s Masterclass program at the landmark Ritz London brings them all together for a dining experience that...
Whatever you do, don’t call DBGB Kitchen & Bar a burger joint. Do, however, make sure at least one person at your table orders a burger, and make it a Piggy (topped with jalapeño mayonnaise,...
Walk into Minetta Tavern on any night of the week and it’s as though you’ve gone from black and white to color; the joint, it jumps. There’s a feeling of old New York to it, which makes sense since...
Just in time for the hot summer days, French chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat unveiled a special collection that echoes the flavors, aromas, and spirit of Spain’s sunny Andalusia region. “In the...
When acclaimed chef Andrew Carmellini left A Voce, there was much debate over where he’d next cook and, in his absence, where his devotees would find such heavenly sheep’s-milk ricotta or addictive...
As part of a recent $1 billion renovation, Fontainebleau Miami Beach has added three new fine dining restaurants to its culinary offerings: Gotham Steak, Scarpetta, and Hakkasan. Highlights of Gotham...
For chef Anne-Sophie Pic, Michelin stars run in the family. Last year, she received the coveted three-star rating from Michelin’s Red Guide for her family’s restaurant, Maison Pic, in Valence, France...
It’s no secret that Sam Nazarian loves Los Angeles. "Everywhere I go—Milan, New York, Shanghai—I rave about the opportunities here, especially the cultural diversity," says the Iranian-born...
Located in an historic midtown townhouse once occupied by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his family in the early 1900s, Atria has a cozy lounge on the main level, but the downstairs dining atrium is a...
Standing at the edge of Tivoli Gardens—the 19th-century amusement park in Copenhagen that inspired Disneyland—one begins to understand why a recent U.S. study named Denmark the happiest country in...
Before Steve Wynn opened Encore in December, interior designer Roger Thomas described the resort as "Wynn Las Vegas’ little sister who went to Macao and came back to Las Vegas a little more grown-up...
The secret is out—sort of. A previously unadvertised Founders’ Dinner is included among the 53 activities listed on the itinerary for the Second Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine event ( www...
The German kitchen-design company Poggenpohl further blurs the line between workplace and home—specifically the kitchen—with its new Dining Desk ( www.poggenpohlusa.com ). Press a button, and a...
On the heels of opening Murano restaurant in London’s Mayfair district last year, Angela Hartnett opened York & Albany, a delicatessen, restaurant, and boutique hotel, in the city’s north end...
Pork—commonly referred to as the other white meat—has a reputation for being a diverse food that, depending on the cut and preparation, can be paired with virtually any type of wine. However, if you...
With a fire blazing in the hearth, we sit around Otahuna Lodge’s massive dining-room table discussing the day’s activities and past travels. This room has hosted countless such conversations since...
In January, as part of a $46 million renovation of Dallas’ famed Reunion Tower, Wolfgang Puck opened his latest fine-dining restaurant. Named Five Sixty as an homage to the 560-foot-building that...
Gordon Ramsay has ventured across the Channel to open Gordon Ramsay au Trianon, located in the 199-room Trianon Palace and Spa in Versailles, France. The kitchen is helmed by Simone Zanoni, who was...
The Whist restaurant at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., launched a creative food-and-wine pairing series that invites more social mingling than traditional seated dinners. Between courses...
To the restaurant’s other diners, everything at our table no doubt appears in order. The crystal sparkles, the damask tablecloth is immaculate, and the sommelier hovers nearby. We look like just...
Named after the 1930s five-and-dime store that once occupied the space, the four-story Restaurant at the Kress features a disco in the basement, a third-floor lounge with live entertainment, and a...

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