Green Cuisine: NYC's Healthiest Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 01/09/2013
Photo: Francine Daveta
10 E. 60th St., 646-237-8977, Upper East Side, Manhattan
How about some Michelin-starred health food? Rouge Tomate is into total well-being, with light dishes composed of nature's local bounty and overseen by an in-house dietitian. Shoppers from the nearby Barneys will feel at home in the beautiful, expansive space built with recycled elements. Energy-efficient equipment and composting further reduce its carbon footprint. Executive chef Jeremy Bearman has a talent for making everything on the plate photogenic, from spaghetti squash and crab toast to Montauk monkfish with rutabaga and apple. To help preserve the ingredients' nutritional core and not sully the air, there is no frying or grilling. Take advantage of the three-course lunch special for $29 and savor a glass of organic or biodynamic wine.