Jeanne D’Arc

Table D-2
Jeanne D'Arc

Francophiles! (Or, if you’re more of a gastropub fan, you may want to stop reading now.) From the moment you step into the Cornell Hotel de France–home to the Restaurant Jeanne D’Arc–you might as well be on the Ile de la Cité in Paris. The attention to decor is extraordinary, with tapestries, stained glass, and other artifacts inspired by the City of Orleans and its heroine, Joan of Arc. Restaurant Jeanne D’Arc’s warm and convivial proprietor, M. Claude Lambert, will greet you personally, and has been running the Union Square institution since 1972. As might be expected, Restaurant Jeanne D’Arc serves traditional French cuisine–offering a reasonably priced four-course tasting menu that may feature Escargots de Bourgogne, Confit de Canard or Soufflé au Grand Marnier. Charles Aznavour and Jacques Brel songs provide the soundtrack to your dinner. The private corner Table D-2 is most romantic, but if it isn’t available, Table D-3 offers a great alternative.