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GILT IS CLOSED A non-guilty pleasure of old-world decadence with avant-garde flair and flavors.
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Dining room at THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gilt, New York, NY


: GILT, A GAYOT.COM 2012 TOP 10 ROMANTIC RESTAURANT IN THE U.S., HAS CLOSED A feast for the eyes as much as the palate, Gilt is set in the nineteenth-century Villard Mansion (attached to the New York Palace hotel). It oozes the decadence of a bygone era with a shot of contemporary flair, making it ideal for a romantic rendezvous or special occasion. In the bar room, ornate neo-classical walls are bathed in purple hues, lit from behind the banquettes. The dark paneled dining room, which seats 45 or so guests, is more on the quiet side. Diners can choose between a three-course, five-course and grand seven-course meal, each stage fully explained by the waitstaff. The menu, overseen by the talented Justin Bogle, boasts seasonal ingredients and changes accordingly. An amuse-bouche of artichoke ice cream with Parmesan and Espelette (presented so that it resembles --- dare we say it --- a Ritz cracker sandwich) kicks off the meal in an inventive and unexpected way. Scottish langoustines and Iberico ham put a luxe spin on 'surf and turf,' while the blanquette de veau is artfully adorned with beet root, chard and toasted grains. Pastry chef David Carmichael's creations might include a take on 'Rocky Road' with chocolate biscuit fudge and toasted marshmallows. Each dish is expertly paired with wine by the user-friendly and personable wine director Patrick Cappiello, who supervises about 3,200 bottles. Meanwhile, general manager Stephane Lacroix orchestrates the attentive service.

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