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British culinarian and reality-TV despot Gordon Ramsay unveils his first American restaurant, Gordon Ramsay at The London NYC Hotel (formerly the Rihga Royal). Thanks to two seasons on Fox and a characteristically frank autobiography (Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen, from HarperEntertainment), the man’s reputation brashly precedes him. But Ramsay, like many a French-trained, Michelin-obsessed chef before him, would prefer to be known for his food (which is on offer in the London's intimate dining room, an adjacent bar, and the hotel’s room service) than for his F-word fetish. The $185 “menu prestige,” a seven-course tasting, is available for lunch and dinner (in addition to an $135 prix fixe), and features signatures like poached lobster ravioli and cannon of lamb with confit shoulder.Note
You may want to skip dessert and focus your attentions on the “bonbon trolley,” which features excellent chunks of candied honeycomb.