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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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Open for Lunch Mon.-Fri. 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Dinner Mon.-Wed. 5:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
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Gabriel Kreuther, New York, NY

Gabriel Kreuther Restaurant Review

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About the restaurant and décor: Gabriel Kreuther has a culinary pedigree most chefs would envy (The Modern, Jean-Georges, Atelier at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, La Caravelle). His luxe eponymous restaurant, envisioned by acclaimed designer Glen Coben, is divided into two sections --- an elegant bar and lounge area with an à la carte menu showcasing Kreuther's renowned tartes flambées alongside a pre-theater menu, and the sophisticated, 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 guide 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. Aged Long Island duck breast is smoked in hay, accompanied by seasonal accompaniments like cranberry glaze and crispy yucca. Equally rich in detail and composition, desserts rotate with evocative names like Decadent (mixed media crumble, chocolate mousse and caramel ice cream) and Harvest (fig carpaccio, nutmeg tuile and olive oil ice cream). Two dinner choices are offered: The Heritage Tasting Menu for $195 or the Chef’s Carte Blanche ($245). Lunch brings a three-course prix-fixe for $90 and a four-course prix-fixe for $110. An immersive Kitchen Table Experience is also available.

About the wine: Under the direction of head sommelier Philippe Sauriat, the 1,800-plus-bottle wine list focuses on France but also crosses the globe many times.
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