N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.; F at 57th St.
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This venue is closed.
The grandiose hotel blowout has been a New York culinary tradition for nearly a century, and in recent years the place for that blowout was unquestionably Lespinasse at the St. Regis. But that gilded room closed, and our choice for its successor (with apologies to Messrs. Ducasse and Vongerichten) is Atelier, at the new Ritz Hotel. Ducasse and Jean-Georges are institutions unto themselves, but as soon as you walk into Atelier, you know you’re at the Ritz. The bar is manned by a gentleman (Norman) who has been at one Ritz or another for a thousand years. There’s a chef producing inventive Francophile dishes. And, if you’re feeling really grandiose, there are several varieties of caviar ranging between $30 to $450, depending on what is ordered. After all, the Ritz is still the Ritz.Brunch
Five-course dinner, $125