Retro glam velvet chairs and banquettes in plush velvet lend the splendor of a bygone era to the restaurant’s glitzy Miami outpost. Servers in Burgundy Zac Posen tuxedos whirl around as the Murano glass chandeliers brighten platters of spicy rigatoni alla vodka, veal parmigiana and two-anchovy Caesar salad prepared table-side: A modern incarnation of the old-school New York City Italian restaurants, described as “red sauce with a Michelin star,” Carbone has become the ultimate Miami celebrity magnet.
49 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
The historical London restaurant has been offering the finest fish, shellfish and seasonal game in the heart of London’s Covent Garden since the 1890s. Its five interconnecting rooms are hung with original photographs of actors from the 20th century that reflect its central position in the theater world. Both casts and audiences flock here for immaculately sourced and perfectly prepared fish, shellfish and the famous Sheekey’s Fish Pie – to continue the evening’s entertainment.
28-32 St. Martin’s Court, London
Diners arriving at the restaurant are welcomed into the cozy bar—a jewel box of a space featuring a Dean Barger mural before sitting down in a lush, soaring candlelitroom to dine. The setting is a nod to fine European gastronomy, and serves as a subtle framework for Chicago-native, Paris-trained chef Daniel Rose’s classic Francophile Cuisine. Sole Véronique, a deconstructed lobster salad with sauce Lauris, and pluots pochés with thyme sorbet shrink the intercontinental divide separating Paris and New York.
138 Lafayette Street, New York
Located on the banks of the Seine, one of the oldest and most romantic restaurants in Paris, Lapérouse is a mythical spot that incarnates the city’s history and French haute-gastronomy. After a renovation by famed French designer Laura Gonzalez, the restaurant is enjoying a well-deserved renaissance. The romantic murals have been restored and its salons swathed in silk. The elegant table settings by Dior’s Cordelia de Castellane, complement the neoclassic French menu by celebrated chef Jean-Pierre Vigato.
51 Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris