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Lespinasse

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2 E. 55th St., New York, NY 10022 40.761601 -73.974862
between Fifth and Madison Aves.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-339-6719 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: French
  • Price Range: $$$$

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  • Classic NY
  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic

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Old-fashioned, luxurious hotel dining is not everyone's idea of fun these days—even with the possibility of a noontime flirtation and posh hotel rooms so handy. But chef Christian Delouvrier's cooking is anything but a bore. His butternut squash soup is revved up with chunks of duck breast and crusty foie gras, lamb rack and loin is touched with Chartreuse and coffee, and baby pig with cassoulet is carefully sauced to keep it from getting too rustically porky. With inventive cooking like this, even the recently redone room—so French and namby-pamby when it ought to be robber-baron American—seems pleasantly mellowed.

Recommended Dishes

Smoked sturgeon; roasted pigeon, pork spare ribs, $185 prix fixe

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