Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

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Top dining experiences from New York to Hong Kong to Los Angeles.
By Irene Rawlings

The restaurant chain known for its steaks like the massive 32-ounce, 45-day-dry-aged, double-bone prime rib-eye (carved tableside), Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse debuts a bar menu that includes corn dog–battered lobster tails, salmon crudo with miso, and cheesesteak eggrolls. At the Los Angeles location, reserve a spot at The Edith, a new upstairs Champagne bar (100 different labels) that channels the glamour of Old Hollywood. delfriscos.com; the-edith.com

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Healdsburg, California, producer of elegant chardonnay and full-bodied cabernet, Jordan Vineyard & Winery (above) debuts an 18th-century French-inspired, Geoffrey De Sousa–designed dining room. Jordan Estate Rewards members (you have to spend $500 on wine—easy to do) book private lunches or dinners, pairing Jordan vintages with just-picked produce from the chef’s kitchen garden (more than 20 types of heirloom tomatoes, wasabi greens, fraises des bois, and honey from the apiary). jordanwinery.com

701 West

Start with a glass of chilled bubbly from a curated Champagne cart at 701West, opened in March inside the Times Square Edition hotel. Patrons sink into velvet-upholstered banquettes and order from a 700-bottle global wine list that includes rare selections dating to the 1930s. The kitchen tailors meals—from a medium-rare filet to tender halibut—to match the chosen wine. For a savory finish, try a selection (cut-to-order) from the cheese cart, paired with vintage Calvados. 701westnyc.com

Shun/Liz Clayman

Michelin-starred chef Alain Verzeroli, a 21-year Robuchon alum, launches two New York restaurants. The 62-seat Le Jardinier feels like an indoor garden with a vegetable-forward menu. Spare and elegant, Shun (above) offers a hyper-seasonal tasting menu of French dishes with Japanese accents. lejardinier-nyc.com;
shun-nyc.com

Piero TT/Piero Marco Strullu

Multi-Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire opens the convivial Italian eatery Piero TT (left) in Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Expect classics like spaghetti topped with shaved white truffle and gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and roasted tomato. Chianti by the glass. Finish with burrata cheese with Campari. pierregagnaire.com

Canton Disco at the Shanghai Edition hotel serves roast meats and fresh seafood flavored with regional spices in a lively space pumping out ’70s disco music. Named for the legendary Hong Kong nightclub, it’s loud, with well-paced service. Try the pork belly hot pot and the boba milk tea for dessert. editionhotels.com

Opened in April inside a decommissioned and revamped Los Angeles firehouse (now a nine-suite boutique hotel), The Restaurant at Arts District Firehouse Hotel serves crowd-pleasing American cuisine—hefty hamburgers with smoked onions or steak with fingerlings and whipped Dijon butter. For dessert: charred lemon cake. firehousela.com

ONE65 Patisserie & Boutique

Another Robuchon protégé, chef Claude Le Tohic is the man behind ONE65 Patisserie & Boutique —six floors of French food opened in May in a Beaux-Arts building in San Francisco’s Union Square. Try the 10-course, wine-paired tasting menu. Save room for the cheese, miniature pastries, and jewel-like chocolates from the mignardises cart. one65sf.com

Roginac

Following the success of his 12-seat Aulis Hong Kong, chef Simon Rogan opens a second restaurant in Hong Kong’s chic and expensive Causeway Bay. Roginac offers 8-, 10-, or 15-course tasting menus that have included caviar-topped sea urchin custard or dry-aged duck with paper-thin turnip slices. The beautifully plated portions are tasty one-bites. roganic.com.hk

Citizen Rail

Grab a seat at Citizen Rail’s chef’s counter (below) in Denver to watch live-fire cooking over a gaucho-style grill. Chat with chef Christian Graves about different woods and how they enhance the flavor of food. The meat- and seafood-centric menu includes flavorful sides like coal-roasted carrots and cast-iron duck fat roasted potatoes. citizenrail.com

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