le Crocodile – New York – a MICHELIN Guide Restaurant

After much anticipation, Le Crocodile threw open its doors and the crowds came pouring in for its fine French cuisine, executed with meticulous detail and care. This hip setting is largely composed of soaring ceilings, an array of windows, vibrant mosaic tile floors, and cast-iron columns. A spacious, verdant and breezy outdoor patio is yet another perch from where diners can savor the plates turned out by Chefs Aidan O’Neal and Jake Leiber.
A plate of silken leeks comes together with a vinaigrette and toasted, crushed hazelnuts; while the chicken liver pâté with cornichons and a layer of berry fruit gelée is simple, luscious and classic to a tee. Tarte au citron is coddled with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and lemon zest for a rich and warming finis.