Jonathan Benno spent six years executing Thomas Keller's haute French vision at Per Se—now he breaks off on his own to helm this hotly anticipated project in Lincoln Center. The chef has made the switch to Italian cooking, offering a market-driven menu with dishes like a foie gras, rabbit and sweetbread terrine, and simple spaghetti al pomodoro. A tough reservation is inevitable; try for a seat at the walk-in friendly bar, where the full menu is available.
142 W 65th St
|Cross street:||between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–2pm; 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 66th St–Lincoln Ctr|
|Price:||Average main course: $35. AmEx, Disc, DC, MC, V|