With a progressive look—tangerine walls, triangular mirrors and menus printed on CDs—and a refined menu, Breeze sails past the other Hell’s Kitchen contenders, combining French techniques and Thai cuisine to spellbinding effect. Addictive fried dumplings filled with wild mushrooms and caramelized onions are topped with a delectable soy–black truffle foam. Nearly as tasty is the smoky grilled salmon, which comes glazed in a zesty fire-roasted chili-orange sauce.
661 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||between 45th and 46th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11:30am–11:30pm; Fri, Sat noon–midnight; Sun 11:30am–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority|
|Price:||Average main course: $16. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|