Daniel

2011

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Best French

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2012

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French

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2014

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Price: 
4
Rating: 
9.50
Cuisine: 
French
Mediterranean
Hours: 
Mon–Sun: 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
60 E 65th St (btwn Park & Madison)
New York 10065
(212) 288-0033
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A very grown-up restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Daniel Boulud’s flagship Daniel maintains standards of service and cuisine — French haute cuisine, very much an endangered species today — that hark back to an earlier era. But the cooking is up-to-date and really, really good, and the menu changes daily. If you are lucky enough to score a reservation, you may sample dishes as part of a four-course $135 or seven-course $225 prix fixe menu under the watchful eye of executive chef Jean François Bruel. Slow-baked Jade Tiger abalone with endive, fingerling potatoes, and white sturgeon caviar; butter-poached halibut with braised artichoke, Tellicherry pepper, and sorrel cream; and glazed sweetbreads with potato gnocchi, Louisiana crayfish, sweet pea purée, cockscombs, and porcini are among the dishes you might be served.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015