**** (4 stars)
This place has surprisingly decent sushi for an airport. The interior decor is pleasant; and it’s arranged into two bars, one where the emphasis is drinking, the other for dining. There are also some tables. And of course the mandatory televisions.
All the sushi we had was good, if not cheap (it is, after all, an airport). Be warned, though, that the crudos don’t really match their descriptions (shishito peppers became jalapenos, ingredients were missing) and the ones we tried were both topped with unmentioned olive oil.
Service is pleasant but leisurely, so this is a good choice if you have plenty of time.
John F Kennedy International Airport
Jamaica, NY 11464
Foie gras amuse bouche
Salmon and caviar
Artichoke carpaccio and foie gras
Black bass with lemon grass
Quail and foie gras
Sorbet with black currants
***** (5 stars)
l’Atelier is my favorite restaurant in London, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and now New York The consistency of experience is phenomenal, and this new location is the most beautiful yet.
Every course is a knock out, and the service, presentation, lighting and bon vivant spirit of the staff all combine to create an exceptional dining experience.
A special shout out to Sommelier John McKenna, who played the perfect host throughout our meal.
A truly great restaurant in a city of great restaurants.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011