163 Duane St
New York, NY 10013
High-profile Chef David Bouley continuously impresses with old-school class and an innovative menu at this French outpost. Diners can expect to be served picturesque dishes like Malibu sea urchin in spiky shells and fallow venison. The price points may be in the once-a-year splurge range, but for the sophisticated and unabashedly upscale standards to which the restaurant aspires, consider the royal treatment here a steal.