Alain Ducasse’s classic brasserie attempts to reclaim 55th Street’s former Francophile row. Come for successful, seasonality-snubbing relics like a cassoulet packed with hearty meat (pork loin, garlic sausage, duck confit) under a canopy of white beans. Amid all this old-world extravagance, it’s surprising that our favorite item was also the cheapest: an egg with airy mayonnaise, sea salt, and a single leaf of dressed romaine and toast.
60 W 55th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7:30–10am, 11:45am–2:30pm, 5:30–11pm; Sat 11:45am–2:30pm, 5:30–11pm; Sun 11:30am–3pm, 5:30–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, M to Fifth Ave–53rd St; F to 57th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $26. AmEx|
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