If you want to treat yourself to a gourmet French dinner prepared by a famous chef, head to Rue Saint Dominique. Chef Christian Constant owns three restaurants on the street—of them, Violon d’Ingres is the most sophisticated, and the biggest splurge. You’ll be richly rewarded for your choice, though; the food is excellent, made from fresh, high-quality products, and presented with a deft, modern flourish. The result is always fantastically flavorful and strikingly elegant. Specialties include a pan-seared duck foie in a delicately-seasoned fruit sauce, a rich crab bisque served in the shell, and a deceptively simple appetizer of soft-boiled egg with truffled toast. Make reservations for dinner.
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