Aureole in transition with new chef - other prix fixed lunch suggestions?
Definitely not the same Aureole as when it was at 61 St. I wasn't particularly "wowed" by Chris Lee's food. I was definitely annoyed when I heard that Charlie replaced his long time maitre d', and haven't returned since. It will be interesting to see what the new chef brings to Aureole--hopefully an improvement.
You may wish to try Park Avenue Winter; their food is very good, and they offer a prix fixe at lunch.