Neighborhood Highlights

The Lowdown on the High Line

by staff, 06/03/2014

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  • West 18th Street Entrance, Chelsea
    Visitors with a taste for the unexpected should make a stop near the West 18th Street entrance, where culinary treats below are matched by a creative take on sightseeing above. 

    Dining: La Lunchonette 
    On a remote corner of Tenth Avenue, you'll find chef-owner Jean-François Fraysse's upscale French restaurant, which has mastered classics like cassoulet and cervelle (calf's brains) in red-wine butter. Other popular dishes include the sautéed foie gras and lamb sausage with sautéed apples. Finish it off with a slice of chocolate cake, which arrives soaked in chocolate sauce. 

    After a filling meal, retreat to the High Line's overhanging seating area at 17th Street for a one-of-a-kind view (not for those with a fear of heights). Steps face out to four glass panels providing a picture-perfect spot to relax and watch the traffic along Tenth Avenue. Turn the other direction and you'll catch a glimpse of Lady Liberty in the distance. 

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