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Restaurants

A number of things are judged when giving Michelin stars, including quality of ingredients, technical skill and flair in preparation, blend and clarity of flavors, the balance of the menu and the ability to produce excellent cooking time and again.

Cuisine m to mmm

Comfort ò to òòòòò

Financial District

SHO Shaun Hergatt ô m

CONTEMPORARY

40 Broad St.

Subway: J, Z train to Broad St. or 4, 5, train to Wall St.

Phone: 212 809 3993

Web: www.shoshaunhergatt.com

Prices: $$$

 

Opened in 2009, this addition to the Financial District arrives courtesy of Chef Shaun Hergatt, a talented Aussie and stone cold veteran of the Ritz-Carlton’s legendary Dining Room restaurants. At his newest venture, Hergatt plays off his classical training, pulling notes from his Australian heritage and infusing a wealth of Asian accents (think kaffir lime, galangal, and lychee) into his contemporary cooking. It can be a little tricky to find the place–tucked into the second floor of The Setai tower which rests along a section of Broad Street closed to traffic–but when you do, the rewards are rich. The sleek, enormous space features an infinity pool, a wine gallery, and a smattering of private dining rooms, each one more impeccably appointed than the next. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner—the last available in a $69 three-course prix-fixe option that might include a beautifully arranged seafood salad composed of chilled baby octopus, bay scallops, diced lobster tail, and tender uni; or succulent rounds of rabbit loin cooked sous-vide and dressed tableside with a creamy, pale beige sauce flavored with Picholine olives.

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Bring the Kids

Carnegie Delicatessen

Dim Sum Go Go

Great N.Y. Noodletown

Rocking Horse

Brunch Spots

Carnegie Delicatessen

Good Enough to Eat

Park Avenue

Paradou

Pastis

Celebrity Chefs

Café Boulud (Daniel Boulud)

Gotham Bar and Grill (Alfred Portale)

Les Halles Downtown (Anthony Bourdain)

Nobu Next Door (Nobu Matsuhisa)

Perry Street (Jean-Georges Vongerichten)

Easy on the Budget

Angelica Kitchen

Azuri Cafe

Cafe Habana

Candle Café

Dim Sum Go Go

Full Shilling

Great N.Y. Noodletown

‘inoteca

Oriental Garden

Peking Duck House

Soba-Ya

Vegetarian

Angelica Kitchen

Candle Café

Hip Scenes

’inoteca

Nobu Next Door

Odeon

Pastis

Gotham Bar and Grill

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Prices and Amenities

The properties listed below were selected for their ambience, location and/or value for money. Prices (in US Dollars) reflect the average cost for a standard double room for two people (not including applicable city, state or provincial taxes). In all these places, June to September is peak travel season, and reservations are recommended well in advance. Many of these hotels offer special discount packages, so it’s best to check online.

Luxury

Fairmont Olympic

   450 rooms

411 University St., Seattle. t 206-621-1700 or t 888-363-5022. www.fairmont.com/seattle.

The city’s premier luxury hotel sits at the heart of downtown. Its historic ornate Italianate building embraces refined rooms in neutral colors with thick drapes to hush outside noise. Amenities include a well-equipped health club and swimming pool. The Georgian (), housed in a greenhouse conservatory-inspired space, features French cuisine.

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Luxury $$$$ over $75
Moderate $$ $25–$50

Expensive $$$ $50–$75
Inexpensive $ under $25

Café Boulud

© B. Milne/Café Boulud

Luxury

Per Se

Upper West Side

$$$$ American
10 Columbus Cir. at 60th St., Upper West Side. 212-823-9335. www.perseny.com.

Chef Thomas Keller's New York interpretation of his famed French Laundry restaurant in Napa puts a premium on fresh ingredients and a stunning Central Park view.

Sushi Yasuda

$$$$ Japanese

East Midtown

204 E. 43rd St. between Second & Third Aves., East Midtown. 212-972-1001. www.sushiyasuda.com.

Naomichi Yasuda elevates sushi to new heights at his namesake restaurant. The menu changes daily in the bamboo-sheathed dining room.

Expensive

Café Boulud

Upper East Side

$$$ French
20 E. 76th St. between Fifth & Madison Aves., Upper East Side. 212-772-2600.

www.danielnyc.com.

Daniel Boulud offers four different tasting menus: La Tradition, with old-fashioned dishes; La Saison, with seasonal fare; Le Potager, with market-fresh produce; and Le Voyage, inspired by world cuisines.

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Cuisine

Salmon, shellfish, berries and wild game were the mainstays of life for the Northwest’s indigenous inhabitants, and this reliance on fresh, local ingredients infuses the region’s dining menu today. The prevailing cuisine is called Northwest Contemporary (shortened to Northwest in listings below) in Washington and Oregon; the term West Coast covers a similar approach in British Columbia (BC). In both cases, chefs rely heavily on ingredients available fresh daily from local growers and providers: seafood, vegetables, fruit, even meats and poultry grown sustainably at local farms. Many chefs start their day with a visit to a farmers’ market.

Fish and Seafood

Salmon remains the centerpiece of Northwest dining; although most salmon comes from Alaska or the upper BC coast, suppliers go to great lengths to ensure it is handled carefully and shipped speedily to restaurant kitchens. Most connoisseurs prefer king (chinook) or sockeye (red) salmon; other common types are silver (coho) and pink (humpy). Salmon is typically grilled over a gas or wood fire (the traditional presentation) or roasted, with simple seasonings. Crab is also ubiquitous—the main type is Dungeness, a sweet, meaty variety usually served steamed. Other regional seafood delicacies include spot prawns, oysters, clams and scallops; as for fish, lingcod, true cod, black cod (sablefish), rockfish and halibut are delicious and distinctive. Lobster is not native to the North Pacific, so when lobster appears on the menu, it has been shipped 3,000mi from New England or Atlantic Canada.

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