F at Lexington Ave.-63rd St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.
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If Wylie Dufresne is the earnest downtown artist toiling in his studio, then David Burke is his expansive uptown counterpart, a chef who spikes his spicy Cajun lobster on flower holders, slathers pieces of salmon with fishy Cantonese XO sauce, and infuses his foie gras terrine with kumquats. It’s all on display at this theatrical little restaurant down the street from Bloomingdale's, where it's a pleasure to watch the restaurant's staid Upper East Side clientele gawk at Burke's decorative and generally delicious creations as they go by, like spectators at some loony Dr. Seuss fashion show.Recommended Dishes
Dover sole, $44; salmon and tuna parfait, $18; butterscotch panna cotta, $10