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Le Dali Restaurant Review: Le Dali, an offspring of the neighboring Le Meurice gourmet restaurant, occupies a wide open area just behind the lobby of this nineteenth-century luxury hotel done in the Empire style. Decorator Philippe Starck has revisited the classic space adding seats and couches of various (some might say assorted) styles and colors, topped by a monumental ochre-toned canvas signed by his daughter Ara. The unconventional décor is a veiled reference to the surrealist painter Salvador Dali, who lived for a while in this hotel. Overseen by Alain Ducasse, the cuisine, though, is real. Expect quality products such as crab with algae and horseradish salad, suckling lamb spiced with curry and sided by eggplant, and, to finish off, a macadamia-flavored Paris Brest or an easily digestible lemon tart. These components --- décor, food, relaxed atmosphere --- make a meal there an unusual experience, especially in a palace, which we presume is the purpose of Le Dali.