Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published April 24th 2011
Locals will tell you that nothing enhances a trip to the City (many New Yorkers do not make going to the City an everyday thing, and even those that work in the City may not dine there that often; rather, they make it as special as anyone from out of town would) like a dinner at a fine restaurant.
When you think about famous New York restaurants, though, your thoughts may automatically turn to the famous Delmonico's Steak House or any of the other well-known ones. Many locals will tell you, though, that two of the best restaurants are also two that may not be as familiar.
Restaurant Daniel is a restaurant that holds several awards. Among them are the "3 Star Michelin award" and it was named one of the "Top 10 Restaurants in the World." Chief Daniel brings his unique brand of French cuisine to his namesake restaurant, which offers a very special treat for Broadway theater goers. One of the featured specials at the restaurant is a special pre-theatre meal. You get three courses, each served with its own wine that complements the food with which it is served. These meals are available Monday-Thursday night, so plan your theatre night accordingly.
For all of its very French-sounding name, this restaurant is actually very heavy on seafood, including sushi and sashimi, something you might expect to find only in a Japanese restaurant. The cuisine at Jean Georges is more of a French/Mediterranean style with some Asian thrown in (this explains the sushi/sashimi offerings.
The restaurant also serves lunch, at which time you can order two lunch plates for one rather reasonable price. In addition, you can choose from full dinner courses as well as dinner tastings, which allow you to sample several of the restaurant's famous dishes.