- ny.foodie Jan 21, 2008 06:05 PM
Has anyone dined at Alain Ducasse's new place yet? I am debating whether to do the trusted Jean Georges or try Adour??? Thx.
Yes, but I haven't written it up yet: the setting is attractive, the food is still classic upscale French - expect meticulously arranged plates, but nothing edgy. Service is getting there. Surprisingly, a lot of empty tables, especially first half of the evening. Expensive: not a surprise.
I was there last weekend. I have their menu and pictures here.
I hesitate to have a verdict so soon.
Lovely room in the old Lespinasse space. The menu is, that's right, not edgy. Classic French + simple twists. Servers are trying their best.
I usually go for tasting menus, but I didn't, even though the price was reasonable. It just wasn't enticing enough.
The sauces were perfectly done. Very pretty desserts (with gold leaf, of course...) Yuzu sorbet was nice, just a tad too sweet.
I went yesterday and it was pretty underwhelming - really no wow factor in anything - certainly not as good as jean-georges, per se, daniel, or any of the alain ducasse family of restaurants in Paris - although it is at the same price point - and the music was exceedingly elevatoresque - pretty good wine selections, I did like desert - overall, eh