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Gabriel Kreuther

41 W. 42nd St. (Sixth Ave.) Send to Phone
Gabriel Kreuther's Alsatian artistry resurfaces at his eponymous Midtown restaurant.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Gabriel Kreuther, New York, NY

Gabriel Kreuther Restaurant Review

About the restaurant and décor: With a culinary pedigree most chefs would envy (The Modern, Jean-Georges, Atelier at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, La Caravelle), Gabriel Kreuther now has his own luxe restaurant. Divided by acclaimed designer Glen Coben into two sections --- a more casual bar area with a menu showing off Kreuther's renowned tartes flambées, and a beautiful, airy main room with nods to the chef's upbringing (storks and lighting symbolizing Alsace and hospitality, wooden beams reminiscent of Y-frame homes) --- the place beckons with a gastronomic experience that reinvents Manhattan fine dining. Every detail has been considered, from the comfortable cream-colored banquettes to the unusual (and fun) choices in silverware, glassware and plates.

About the food: A bevy of knowledgeable servers and sommeliers take you through the menu, which is as creative as the room. Each dish is meticulously designed to wow and surprise, with intriguing preparations like hamachi, black truffle and foie gras mille-feuille with celery, grapes and truffle vinaigrette. An Alsatian-influenced sturgeon and sauerkraut tart is pure theater, as a glass cloche is lifted to suffuse the pastry with applewood smoke. Black Angus beef tenderolin rests atop a juniper jus, served with roasted salsify and potato dumplings. Desserts with evocative names like Decadent (chocolate caramel) and Ambrosial (mango almond) are equally rich in detail and composition. Two dinner choices are offered: a four-course prix-fixe for $155 (with amuse-bouches, multiple bread courses and petits fours) or the chef's tasting menu for $235. The two-course prix-fixe lunch is $68.

About the wine: Under the direction of head sommelier Philippe Sauriat, a 50-plus-page French-focused wine list, lit on an iPad-like device, crosses the globe many times.
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