Fine Dining

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...
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...
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...
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...
Apple, which opened in the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles last August, is the first restaurant venture by chef Bryan Ogden, son of the celebrity chef Bradley Ogden. Like his father, Ogden...
The latest addition to the Los Angeles culinary landscape is XIV, a Michael Mina restaurant designed by Philippe Starck. Located on the famed Sunset Strip, the 150-seat establishment offers a modern...
With 18 Michelin stars and a dozen restaurants in seven different countries, it’s difficult to imagine that chef Joël Robuchon has more to accomplish. However, on December 2 the celebrated chef...
The latest restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is Market, which opened this month in the One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico. The venue is a collaboration between the...
This year marks the 21st anniversary of Charlie Trotter’s flagship restaurant in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. And if all goes as planned, by early next year the renowned chef will be...
"You know what i would like to do?" begins Alain Ducasse, the peripatetic French chef. "I would like to build a restaurant on Mars." His visitor, an American, nods appreciatively at this notion. If...
Paris, New York, and Tokyo The original Benoit opened in 1912, close to the Tour Saint-Jacques. Acquired by Ducasse in 2005, the restaurant remains one of the last authentic bistros in Paris and is...
London The first thing one notices at Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, in London, is the shimmering screen of 4,500 fiber–optic lights that drops from the ceiling to surround a space in the dining...
Paris One of the world’s most unforgettable dining experiences begins at the esplanade by the Eiffel Tower’s South Pillar, where a private lift whisks you to Le Jules Verne restaurant. By day, the...
Paris Thousands of tiny crystals orbit the chandeliers, bathing the dining room at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in a Milky Way of lights. The initial sense of awe at this celestial display...

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