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Location: New York
On Offer: Chef James Kent teamed with Del Posto vet Jeff Katz for his first solo venture, housed in the ground floor of a landmark Art Deco building in FiDi. High ceilings, soft light, and muted shades of beige set an ethereal vibe inside the 120-seat dining room appointed with copper-leather banquettes and orb lighting fixtures.
Standout features: From an open-plan kitchen, Kent and his team serve a globally focused menu, offering up plates of white bean hummus with nduja and puffed bread, gruyère fritters, and house-made cavatelli with chicken liver ragu. Pastry chef Renata Ameni lives up to her Michelin pedigree with standout dessert items like sticky toffee pudding.