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Inside Michel Richard's Opulent New York City Restaurant

Photo: Bess Adler

French-born DC chef Michel Richard opened his show-stopping New York City restaurant Villard Michel Richard earlier this month at the New York Palace hotel. Eater NY takes a look inside and finds the space decorated with "gold-encrusted Corinthian columns, ornate woodwork, and multi-tiered crystal chandeliers." Behind the bar there's a wall covered in holographic images of Richard and Henry Villard (the 19th century financier that the restaurant is named for). The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the menu features casual French and American fare like roast chicken, a lobster burger, striped bass basquaise, and more. Bloomberg critic Ryan Sutton points out that the restaurant includes a 15% service charge on each bill, a "rare" policy at a la carte restaurants. Eater NY describes the over-the-top restaurant as "where the Monopoly guy would dine if he lived in New York instead of Atlantic City."

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Villard Michel Richard

455 Madison Ave New York, NY 10022

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