No occasion needed; amuse your bouche with Luxury Attaché’s list of five star dining spots that are worthy of celebrating all on their own.
1 Eleven Madison Park
Mad scientist and award-winning Chef Daniel Humm brings his over the top ideas to a tightly run ship of a kitchen in this Flatiron district main stay. Highlights from the 15-course prix fixe (carrot tartare, cream soda cart) draw new and incumbent guests to the reservation list.
11 Madison Avenue between 24th and 25th Streets
2 Le Bernardin
The reigning champ of the Michelin Olympics doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon; Le Bernardin is still the most sought after reservation in the city. Dining is a French prix fixe experience so profound, guests swear by it.
155 West 51st Street between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue
Chef Boulud is known to be personally invested in each dish that leaves his kitchen; after all, the establishment bears his name. The 7-course tasting menu is the way to go. Don't forget about wine pairings; they're so carefully curated that it would come as no surprise if Daniel himself assists in the selection.
60 East 65th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
4 The NoMad
Color, aroma, and all-around grandeur collide to create The NoMad’s Rolling Stone-meets-belle époque ethos. This is the siren of hotel dining. She’ll sing to you with a cloister of curious dining rooms and a fleet of anomalous dishes and cocktails, keeping you on your toes and coming back for more.
1170 Broadway at 28th Street
5 Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
The chef's table only seats 18 guests, making for an intimate experience at the Brooklyn based prix-fixeria. Become borough-blind as each course outdoes the next. Reservations are taken 6 weeks in advance so act fast, because spots are snatched up faster than guests can say "L train."
200 Schermerhorn Street between Hoyt and Bond Streets