5 Beekman St
New York, NY 10038
Keith McNally, the man responsible for NYC hits like Balthazar and Cherche Midi, expands his Francophile restaurant trophy case with Augustine in the Financial District’s sexily anachronistic Beekman Hotel. McNally updates his French brasserie formula with rustic classics and luxe seafood dishes, which are served in a mosaic-tiled dining room pulled from a bygone era. The wine list draws heavily from French vines, while a special martini menu pays proper dues to the New York sipping standby.