In the heart of nightclub central, Villa Azur is a welcome reminder that the art of fine dining is not always lost on the party-’til-the-sun-rises crowd. This French restaurant channels a bit of the French Riviera with an inspired France-meets-Italy menu (the burrata stuffed with truffle and daily risotto never disappoint). You’ll be transported the moment you walk inside the door into a lobby that Marie Antoinette would have loved—crystal chandeliers, antique wood fixtures and sleek chairs and couches lead the way to the dining room. But the courtyard is where the action happens. All the usual accoutrements—like a $450 helping of Kaluga caviar and more celebrities than you can shake a stick at—are here. But the end result is surprisingly down to earth.
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