Come sunset and evening, the views of the Hudson River, Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan skyline are nothing short of breathtaking.
While the decor of this family-owned midtown French restaurant couldn't be any more romantic–thanks to deep red banquettes, mirrored walls, and the famously lush floral arrangements–what keeps the dining room packed night after night is the kitchen's commitment to classic, time-tested dishes like buttery Dover sole, silky foie gras terrine, and light-as-air soufflés.
Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior and relatively quiet pocket of Williamsburg, because this highly acclaimed Italian restaurant by Missy Robbins is a sure bet.
Bypass the tables and treat yourself to views of the highly skilled chefs at the nine-seat sushi bar.
I asked my dad about this experience, and here’s how he described it: he told his parents he was ready to get married, so his family arranged meetings with three neighboring families. That’s how my dad decided on the person with whom he was going to spend the rest of his life.
This kind of rigor goes into a lot of my decisionmaking.