Fine Dining

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...
"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...
Monaco Like no other restaurant in the world, Le Louis XV at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco exudes privilege. Here, fleshy cupids people-watch from their perches on fluffy trompe l’oeil clouds while...
New York and Washington, D.C. Wine is the theme at Adour, where hand-blown, glass-sphere wall hangings appear to float upward like bubbles in a Champagne flute. At the bar of this recently opened...
Serious practitioners of the art may cite endless rules for successful barbecuing, but Steven Raichlen grills by just three: "Keep it hot, keep it clean, and keep it lubricated." On a particularly...
The private dining rooms at Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood ( www.gordonramsay?.com ), which opened in May in one of Los Angeles’ newest hotels, are places to be seen—or not. Four of the...
Last year, wolfgang puck celebrated the 25th anniversary of his famed restaurant, Spago, which recently received two Michelin stars; he opened a new restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, in...
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...
Alain Ducasse, the only chef in the world with three signature restaurants each honored with three Michelin stars, added another line to his résumé with Adour at the St. Regis, Washington, D.C., a...
Chef Hélène Darroze, whose eponymous Left Bank restaurant recently received its second Michelin star, has opened a bistro in London’s newly renovated Connaught hotel. Hélène Darroze at the Connaught...
After 20 years of working with some of the world’s top chefs, including Guy Savoy and Alain Ducasse, French chef Laurent Gras has established his own signature venue, L2O. Opened in May in Chicago’s...
The name of BLT Market ( www.bltmarket.com ) is less a description of the Manhattan venue than a reference to its obsession with seasonal ingredients. But the restaurant, which opened in the summer...
Swedish chef Mathias Dahlgren’s restaurant Matsalen —located within the Grand Hôtel Stockholm—recently received its first Michelin star, less than a year after opening in May 2007. The award came...
More than just the menu is seasonal at Park Avenue Summer; the entire restaurant changes with the calendar. Since opening the Midtown Manhattan establishment a year ago, co-owner Michael Stillman has...
Mathias Dahlgren (+46.8.679.35.84, www.mdghs.com ) , which opened in May 2007 in Stockholm’s Grand Hotel, is in fact two restaurants. Matsalen ("the dining room" in Swedish) seats 37 for dinner in a...
From certain tables in Le Jules Verne, if you are seated facing the right direction and the weather is clear, you can spot the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Les Invalides (with Napoléon’s tomb), the...
"I am a great artist." This declaration issues from the lips of the Communard refugee whose gastronomic tour de force furnishes the title for Isak Dinesen’s "Babette’s Feast." After regaling her...
The Garden at Arrows, the Ogunquit, Maine, restaurant run by chefs Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier, offers pleasure for both the eye and the belly. The three-quarter-acre plot is the source of at least...
Each of the 100 featured restaurants was selected by one or more of the following vintners. Santiago Achával , Achaval-Ferrer, Mendoza, Argentina David Adelsheim , Adelsheim Vineyard, Newberg, Ore...

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