Restaurant Daniel, New York

Restaurant Daniel, New York

So, I was looking at my drafts and found this from way back in December 2010. This meal was rather memorable for me because it was my only 3-Michelin starred dinner during my time in the Big Apple. Being the 3-Michelin starred establishment, the service at Chef Daniel Boulud’s eponymous restaurant, Restaurant Daniel, was no less than spectacular and the quality of the produce nothing short of excellence.

While I thought that there were some hits and misses throughout the meal and while I have taken down some of my comments into my trusty iPhone, I’ll let the photos do the talking on their own. By the way, reservations are a definitely must. Daniel has 3 different sessions for dinner and our table was only available at 9.30pm.

Dinner was Six Course Tasting Menu which went for US$185/-. The optional wine pairing went for an additional US$105.

Amuse Bouche

Amuse Bouche

Complimentary Bread

First Course

Duck Terrine with Honeycrisp Apple

Sicillian Pistachios, Golden Raisins, Pickled Barberries, Celery Salt

Lola Duck Mosaic and Daikon Radish

Juniper Gelee, Fig-Red Cabbage Chutney, Mustard Salad

Second Course

Peekytoe Crab Salad with Sweet Pepper Vinaigrette

Hawaiian Hearts of Palm, Tarragon Oil, Young Fennel

Trio of Spanish Mackerel

Warm with Cumin, Carrot Mousseline, Tartar with North Star Caviar, Poached with White Wine Gelee

Third Course

Fennel-Basil Raviolini

Littleneck Clam Emulsion, Broccoli Rabe and Chorizo

Sea Scallops “A La Plancha” with Broccoli

Tellicherry Pepper-Lemon Gremolata, Coco Beans, Bok Choy Salad

Fourth Course

Pumpkin Seed and Speck Ham Crusted Monkfish

Caramelized Endive, Glazed Jerusalem Artichoke, Doppelbock beer Jus

Slow Baked Dover Sole

Satur Farms Spinach, Pommes “Saint Florentin”, Parsley Tempura, Vadouvan Jus

Fifth Course – Main Course

Duo of Beef

Black Angus Short Ribs with Stewed Lentils, Salsify

Wagyu Tenderloin, Red Wine Glazed Pearl Onions, Carrot Confit, Sauce “Bordelaise”

Elysian Fields Farm Lamb Loin

Shoulder “Barbajuan”, Turnip Confit, Chickpea Hummus, Meyer Lemon Crust, Harissa Piquillo Coulis


Spiced Poached Bosc Pear

Gingerbread Biscuit, Red Wine Gelee, Ginger Ice Cream

Warm Guanaja Chocolate Coulant

Liquid Caramel, Fleur de Sel, Milk Sorbet

Additional Order of Dessert (of which I do not have the name of unfortunately)

Petit Fours

Restaurant Daniel

60 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065,
United States

Tel: +1 (212) 288-0033

4 thoughts on “Restaurant Daniel, New York

      1. Ah ha! That makes more sense. I guess I should have read your review BEFORE writing my comment. There are six courses as you say not 12 lol. I was just so excited by the photos I had to say something straight away!

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