You might get sticker shock when you see the entrée prices here—80 bucks for coquilles St. Jacques!—until you realize they include an appetizer, salad, dessert, and other goodies such as buttery garlic bread and delicate mignardises (small sweets). The menu practice was common in the ’50s, when the late François Haeringer opened this French-Alsatian institution and launched hundreds of birthday and anniversary traditions. Downstairs is the more rustic, less fancy Jacques’ Brasserie. Expensive to very expensive.
Also great: Alsatian tart; Roquefort-cheese salad; lobster with Sauternes; duck with Grand Marnier; choucroute garnie; chocolate soufflé.