Owned by Caroline Rostang, the daughter of French culinary giant Michel Rostang, L’Absinthe is best described as a New York-inspired French bistro. The restaurant nods to New York City with its urban chic design, highlighted by the oversized, antique clock on the ground floor. Two dining rooms—one upstairs and one downstairs—offer ample seating, and outdoor tables are available during the warmer months. Both the tasting menus and à la carte menu feature traditional bistro-style fare, with such dishes as crispy pork knuckle with vegetables and calf’s liver with baby onions, capers, and tomatoes.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.