Keith McNally, an English ex-pat, has done particularly well to make his mark on the New York restaurant scene. Balthazar is a go-to place for most tourists and locals in the Village. McNally is now back in the UK with London branch of Balthazar which was one of the biggest openings of 2013. Expect brasserie style food in a spectacular room with great service and a master bartender on the cocktails too. Plus there's a takeaway bakery next door.
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10
Address: 4-6 Russell Street, London WC2B 5HZ
Telephone number: 020 3301 1155
Nearest station: Covent Garden