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L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

A Lunch Amongst Luminaries That Will Put a Smile on Anyone's Face


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  • Chef of the Century Joel Robuchon's first venture in Manhattan
  • Executive Chef Yosuke Suga has worked with Robuchon for the past 10 years
  • Designed in tandem by well-known architect I.M. Pei and designer Pierre-Yves Rochon
  • Two story high ceilings and plush carpet
  • Quiet oasis in midtown is one of the most acoustically satisfying restaurants profiled
  • Seats 26 at generous black tables with comfortable burgundy couches and chairs
  • Coveted demonstration kitchen seats 20 with a full view of the kitchen activity
  • Lobby elevator opens directly into restaurant
  • L'Atelier, French for "an artist's studio," was intended to provide an informal dining atmosphere focusing on the classic, clean fare
  • Ty Warner, the well known hotel, resort and golf club magnate who masterminded the Beanie Baby craze of the 1990s convinced Chef Robuchon to come to the Four Seasons New York

  • Executive Chef: Chef Yosuke Suga
  • Casual French with Asian accents, cuisine concentrates on single, perfect ingredients and simple, elegant presentations
  • The menu options are almost endless, and a portion of it changes seasonally
  • Sample Dishes: Free Range Quail with Foie Gras/Elysian Fields Lamb/Foie Gras Ravioli
  • Glass of Wine $14 - $37/Martini Listings $20/Appetizer $15 - $125/Entrée $24 - $120/Dessert $17/Three Course Express Menu $59/ Tasting Menu $190/Wine Paring $125
  • Reservations strongly recommended, if not required


Service: Attentive, knowledgeable and completely unpretentious
Acoustics: Muted and comfortable, adding to the Zen-like calm is a curious absence of cell phone conversation, as the restaurant asks that you refrain from using mobile devices while you're inside
Lighting: Dramatic lighting from various sources provides comfortable illumination
Table Proximity: Generously spaced for comfort and conversational privacy


The Four Seasons Hotel
57 East 57th St.
New York, NY 10022
Reservations: (212) 307-7311
Hours: Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Nightly)
Dress Code: Smart casual

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