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Celestin Restaurant Review: Set in a 1920s bank building, Celestin is a study in simple elegance, with black and white tiled floors, vanilla walls, warm candlelight and white tablecloths. The main dining room has French doors lining one wall, allowing natural light to pour in during the day from the patio. Chef Ivan Tarazona’s cooking leans toward modern French. Grilled octopus is flavored with paprika and garlic, while foie gras is poached and served with fruit, vegetables and brioche. Cassoulet is traditional, made with pork belly, duck confit, sausage and braised beans. The on-site bakery is one of the best in the city, so don’t skip the crusty, lightly textured breads and sophisticated desserts. A three-course prix-fixe menu is available for under $30 Tuesday through Sunday, highlighting French classics like garlic soup, bouillabaisse and crème brûlée. The wine list boasts big-occasion French classics, and American and Italian treasures as well as carefully chosen monthly selections.