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

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Gabriel Kreuther, New York, NY

Gabriel Kreuther Restaurant Review

: 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. 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 roasted diver scallops served with Pacific red crab, lardo and spiced pumpkin. An Alsatian-influenced sturgeon and sauerkraut tart is pure theater, as a glass cloche is lifted to suffuse the pastry with applewood smoke. Fallow venison loin rests atop a juniper jus, served with brown butter sweet potato and Brussels sprouts. The squab & foie gras croustillant is presented in a bay leaf jus and served, for two, with seasonal vegetables. Desserts with evocative names like Fantasy, Classic and Ethereal are equally rich in detail and composition. Under the direction of Emilie Perrier, a 30-page French-focused wine list, lit on an iPad-like device, crosses the globe many times. Two dinner choices are offered: a four-course prix-fixe for $115 (with amuse-bouches, multiple bread courses and petits fours) or the chef's 13-course tasting menu for $195. Wine pairings can be in tasting or full pours. The two-course prix-fixe lunch is $52.

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