This elegant, wood-panelled destination attracts local gastronomes who love their French food classic, unfussy and perfect. After years of working at other people's restaurants, Didier LeRoy, a winner of France's prestigious Chevalier medal, is finally doing it his way. Menus are a cut above the norm- a gateau of pickerel in beurre blanc and the trio of duck stray far from bistro norms. At the charming Didier boutique, you can buy duck confit and tender cornish hens (but it is only open during the summer). If you crave classy French cuisine, Didier is worth a trip to Midtown.