French Restaurant for Next Weekend
I will be in NYC next weekend. We are interested in a nice meal with a French influence Friday night. We are staying at the Le Parker Meridien and would like to stay generally in that area only because we will be downtown quite a bit for the rest of the weekend, BUT we are willing to go anywhere for the right place. I love Balthazar, but wanted to possibly venture beyond "bistro" fare, but nothing too fancy/foamy:)
If you are willing to go for French haute lunch instead of French dinner, I HIGHLY recommend Jean Georges. They offer 2 courses for $29, each additional course for $15, and dessert for $8. My fiance and I ordered 3 courses plus dessert each, and it was one of the best meals we've had in the last year. You can read more about the deal here: http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/0....
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023
Benoit is the obvious choice in that neighborhood. dB Bistro Moderne isn't far, or you could go a little uptown to Bar Boulud. The honest truth, as ever, is that getting a French dinner in Manhattan for $50 pp including tax and tip is very tough.
Good prices, a little out of your neighborhood: Bar Breton.
254 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10020