Bon Appetit – Haute Cuisine New York: Jean-Georges, Bouley, La Grenouille and more

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Ambiance: Understated, bright and devoid of typical haute restaurant starchiness.

What to Order: Duck Breast Topped with Cracked Jordan Almonds.

Sweet Tooth: Caramelized Pineapple, Carrot Cake, and Molasses

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Ambiance: A romantic spin on a French pastoral, complete with Impressionist paintings and candlelight.

What to Order: Chatham Codfish, Line Caught.

Sweet Tooth: Hot Valrhona Chocolate Soufflém with White Coffee Cloud and Chocolate Sorbet.

La Grenouille
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Ambiance: It’s all about the famed floral arrangements at this last bastion of Old French elegance.

What to Order: The Pike Quenelles Lyonnaise have been on the menu since 1962, and for good reason.

Sweet Tooth: Any of the soufflés, which are routinely named the best in New York.

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Ambiance: Unabashed, beautiful opulence, but the food will allay any intimidation.

What to Order: Slow Baked Black Sea Bass with Syrah Sauce.

Sweet Tooth: Manjari Dacquoise.