The new crown jewel of glittering Rockefeller Center brings the team behind NYC favorite Frenchette a few dozen blocks uptown. The Time Out four-star spot is pretty and spacious with a lengthy menu, including nice chicken liver mousse and escargots, terrific pasta and marvelous bison and duck.
For years, Rockefeller Center has split the difference between tourist destination and inevitable hub for area office workers. New Yorkers would either visit when family or friends were in town to see the eponymous Christmas tree, Top of the Rock or the Rockettes, or just to pick up a salad destined for desk dining.
More recently, however, its been a perennial fixture on trend forecasts. Whether or not Rockefeller Center does or does not bloom into the esteemed eating and drinking destination it’s been pitched remains to be seen. These classic and new spots are worth checking out until then.
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