The team with the golden touch is at it again. The same restaurateurs behind the recently opened Garcon and half of the restaurants on Belden Place (Plouf, Café Bastille, B44) have transformed a onetime firehouse (most recently Zare) into a beautiful French restaurant. The only fire here is coming from the stoves, manned by co-owner and Chef Thomas Weibull. Weibull, formerly of Rubicon, and still consulting as Executive Chef at Plouf, has created a French-inspired menu with global accents that is sure to please the toughest of palettes.
Once inside, it feels as if you've entered a restaurant in Paris. Huge red doors and large, rich velvet drapes lead from the small bar into the cozy dining room, which seats 45. The dining room has undergone quite the transformation. Understated and relaxing in a cream and wine colored palette, the space is outfitted with handcrafted wood banquettes along both of the walls. -- LaWand Mathern