Waiters don tuxes, men wear jackets, meats are carved tableside, and desserts are wheeled about on a trolley. The whole experience at Le Périgord reflects reverence for tradition, with a few contemporary touches: Sweetbread salad is served with harissa; escargots are dressed up with hazelnut butter and chanterelles. Not to be missed: the classic Grand Marnier soufflé, which is whisked to the table hot and puffy from the oven. Thank heaven for time warps.
|Venue name:||Le Périgord||Contact:|
405 E 52nd St
|Cross street:||between First Ave and FDR Drive|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–3pm, 5:30–10pm; Sat, Sun 5:30–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Three-course prix fixe: $62. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|