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Location: New York
Designer: Joseph Dirand
On offer: Renowned French architect Joseph Dirand is behind the look of the light-filled space with an abundance of green, from mint tones in the marble walls and floors to the mossy-hued velvet chairs. The modernist interior feels like a lush greenhouse thanks to leafy plants that line the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Standout features: Reflecting the planty aesthetic, Joël Robuchon protege Alain Verzeroli turns out a vegetable-driven menu using classic French techniques. The light cuisine includes dishes such as white asparagus and blood orange topped with a buckwheat puff, and farro risotto enriched by violet artichokes, spring peas, and paprika. Del Posto alum Roberto Longo’s extensive wine list draws on the French regions of Champagne, Burgundy, and Bordeaux.