French native chef David Malbequi (the Boom Boom Room, BLT Market) helms this seasonal Franco-American restaurant in Hell's Kitchen. Diners can choose from composed entrées, like veal cheek with Meyer lemon spaetzle and black trumpet mushrooms, or slow-baked halibut with a caper vinaigrette, cauliflower puree, sunchokes and grapes. Come dessert, twists on classics—from pastry chef Vivian Wu (Eleven Madison Park, Del Posto)—are available, including a cheesecake with a mango-pineapple salad. To drink there are 150 different wines, available at the stainless-steel–trimmed mahogany bar.
|Venue name:||La Silhouette||Contact:|
362 W 53rd St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–10pm; Tue–Thu 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–2:30pm, 5pm–midnight; Sun 11:30am–3pm, 5–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 50th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $31. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|