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What old fine restaurants left in the USA?


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What old fine restaurants left in the USA?

apple11 | Oct 10, 2009 08:14 AM

I wonder which of the old, "legendary" restaurants in the US are left and still following their original "mission"?

In New York, there is La Grenouille, more than 40 years in business in the same location and by now the last of the old guard of fine French places with La Cote Basque, Le Pavillon, etc. gone....

Then there is Le Cirque, also rather long in business, but in changing locations.

Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia comes to mind, but I read, that the restaurant will be redone and reopen on a much more casual level, so the original mission of fine food in an exquisite ambiance with fine service seems over....

I do not know, if the Russian Tea Room would qualify?

What other dining establishments in the US are since a long time in business without a major interruption and can be called legendary?

New Orleans has possibly several and Boston as well, but I wonder which of these are actually very upscale as opposed to "just" good restaurants?

Of course this is not limited to French cooking,there must be some Italians, etc...

Visiting these places is a trip back in time for me, and I want to see them before they are gone...

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