Nearly five years on, good old Le Dip is as well-oiled a machine as ever. That’s not to say it feels tired, just that it pulls off its classics—the city’s best onion soup, a gorgeous seafood platter, a perfect omelet, along with great cocktails and breads—with remarkable consistency. When the service is on-point and the room is buzzing and a giant quenelle of foie gras parfait is on the table, it’s tough to think of a better place to be. Expensive.
Also great: Warm shrimp salad; cheeseburger; chicken paillard; eggs norwegian (brunch only); duck sarladaise (brunch only); crème brûlée.