201 West 79th Street (at Lucerne Hotel)
City: New York, NY
Phone: (212) 873-6423
Area: West 70s
Ever since Sign of the Dove alum Andrew D’Amico opened this corner spot last year, with its unusually large warm-weather outdoor area, it seems the entire Upper West Side has dropped in to partake of his extraordinary French-inspired menu. Breakfast has proved surprisingly popular – even on less than balmy days – thanks to fresh baked pastries and yummy egg dishes, but dinner is where D’Amico really pulls the stops out. Who needs Air France, anyway?
Review By: Brian Scott Lipton