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1 Hanover Sq. (William & Pearl Sts.) Send to Phone
Financial District spot to sample a warm seafood salad amid oil paintings and service as sweet as the honey glaze on the rack of lamb.

Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bayard's Restaurant Review

: A dinner at Bayard's will set you back a couple of centuries. Yes, it is a restaurant, but it is foremost a living museum---that should not be missed. The Poulakakos family, owners of this plush Financial District restaurant located in the historic India House, succeeded in luring chef Eberhard Müller from the kitchen of the famed Lutèce downtown to their stoves. Along with his protégé, chef Eric Lind, Müller has created a pared-down French menu that favors clean, seasonal flavors. Dinner might include a warm seafood salad with white beans, rosemary and lemon; a veal and foie gras terrine; roast rack of lamb with a honey-mustard glaze; or a Lutèce favorite, Dover sole in brown butter. The dining room is formal, elegant and old-fashioned, making it the best place in town to pretend you're an 1800s-society type, with oil paintings, antique furniture, priceless large-scale boat models (all of museum quality), a skylight framed by a wrought-iron balcony and rooms separated by graceful columns. (Bayard's boasts a number of rooms, making it a favorite for Wall Street parties). The Blue Bar at Bayard's is a tasteful spot below the restaurant and the same owners also run basement-level Harry's at Hanover Square, a more casual spot to eat and drink.
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