Villard Michel Richard

Villard Michel Richard

455 Madison Ave, New York, NY
(212) 891-8100 serving: Midtown Center, Midtown
open:Sat-Sun 7am-10pm, Mon-Fri 6:30am-10pm

Sidewalk Score: 10 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Bar Scene, Hotel Restaurants, $$$$, Hotel Dining, French, Traditional American, Hotels & Motels, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Mastercard Accepted, New American, Special Occasion Dining, Discover Accepted, Lounges, Visa Accepted, American Express Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, Prix Fixe Menu, Historic Setting, Romantic Dining,

The Low Down


Know Before You Go: The main dining room is prix fixe only.The more casual bar room offers a la carte fare like truffle fries and rock shrimp tempura with pineapple, toasted pine nuts and spicy aioli.

Look Good: The dress code requires men to wear jackets; ladies should dress to impress.

What to Drink: Nothing on the specialty cocktail menu is less than $20, and the voluminous wine list soars. Still, the diner on a budget can choose a handful of reds from Washington and Oregon and stay under $100 a bottle.

Fun Fact: As the setting for the TV show "Gossip Girl," Gilt has earned a cult following among Manhattan debutantes, who flock there for the truffled grilled cheese sandwich.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

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