NYC’s Five Star French Restaurants

> La Grenouille

Established in 1962, glamorous and timeless La Grenouille offers classic French cuisine in an elegant and intimate setting. Owner Philippe Masson continues the family legacy by creating breathtaking flower arrangements and culinary delights with Chef Jean Christophe Guiony.

A: 3 East 52 Street| Hours: Tue-Sat. 12pm-2:30pm & 5pm-10:30pm | T: (212) 752-1495 | Price: $$$$ | W:

> Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin, Zagat’s top pick for 2013, and awarded the Michelin Guide’s coveted 3-stars as well as The New York Times’ highest rating of 4-stars, has maintained its status of excellence for over 20 years and its international acclaim as one of the world’s top seafood restaurants. Owner/Chef Eric Ripert continues to set unsurpassed standards with his piscatorial paradise and partner Maguy Le Coze’s seamless and unparalleled service.

A: 155 W 51st St| Hours: Mon-Fri. 12pm-2:30pm & 5:15pm-10:30pm Sat. 5:15pm-11pm | T: (212) 554-1515 | Price: $$$$ | E:| W:

> Bouley & Bouley – TriBeca

Bouley at Home is a new concept of what dining can be: full of participation, sensual excitement and education!” says Chef David Bouley. Featuring a Chef’s Tasting Dinner Menu and NYC’s best value Lunch Tasting Menu, an extensive curated wine program with creative pairings and a la carte menus.

A: 31 W 21st St| Hours: Mon. 11:30am-3pm Tue-Sat. 11:30am-3pm & 5pm-10:30pm | T: (212) 255-5828 | Price: $$$$ | E:| W:
A: 163 Duane Street| Hours: Mon-Sat. 11:30am-2:45pm & 5:30pm-10:45pm | T: (212) 964-2525 | Price: $$$$ | E:| W:

> Jean Georges

Impeccable service, tableside preparations, and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of Central Park and Columbus Circle all contribute to an unforgettable dining experience. Jean-Georges offers a three-course prix-fixe menu and two six-course tasting menus: a traditional tasting of the chef’s signature dishes, and a seasonal tasting featuring fresh market ingredients.

A: 1 Central Park West| Hours: Sun-Sat. 11:45am-2:30pm & 5:30pm-11pm | T: (212) 299-3900 | Price: $$$$ | W:

> River Café

Nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge with sweeping views of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty, this elegant restaurant has, since 1977, been a favorite destination for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world who demand the highest level of cuisine. Renowned for its exquisite setting, beautiful decor and seamless service The River Café serves a wonderful classic New American menu using only the finest, freshest and often rare ingredients.

A: 1 Water St| Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:30am-11:30am & 5:30pm-11pm Sat-Sun. 11:30am-2:30pm & 5:30pm-11pm | T: (718) 522-5200 | Price: $$$$ | E:| W: