Fleur de Sel
This venue is closed.
The walls of this thrifty, unpretentious restaurant in the Flatiron District are exposed brick, and the lighting is a little spotty. But $29 at lunchtime buys parsnip soup (floating with a ravioli stuffed with chestnuts and white truffles), a lozenge of perfectly poached halibut in red-wine sauce, and a white-chocolate-and-caramel ganache for dessert. The chef, Cyril Renaud, has the pedigree and skills of a three-star chef. If he were in a more elaborate (and pretentious) venue uptown, that's exactly what he'd be.Prix-Fixe Menu
Three-course lunch, $29; four-course lunch, $46; three-course dinner, $76; six-course dinner, $89; chef's tasting menu, $125