Morning coffee meetings, a quiet lunch during the week in the Meatpacking, after-work drinks at the bar, and big group dinners to share the excellent dishes.
Depending on the time of day, Intersect by Lexus is many things, to many people.
Why we like it:
There are so few surprises in life, but a car company creating a space where we would want to eat is one of them. The interiors are stunning – if they never served a bite of food, we would still want to soak in the sleek atmosphere of Intersect by Lexus. Like Restoration Hardware around the corner, they’re selling you a Lexus without ringing one up for you at the register. Instead, the subliminal play is on selling you the lifestyle and feel of how people who drive a Lexus eat, drink, and socialize. We also love the concept of rotating chefs from places where we have a hard time getting a reservation, like Greg Marchand from Frenchie in Paris. Food presentation is art, and in fact, food preparation here is also art.
What to order:
On our last visit, Frenchie was still in residence, and we went all out on the very generous portions. We started with the carrots, which were made vegan and gluten-free, but normally come with feta cheese (which could have been a meal in itself). The fluke presentation with the beets and quinoa tells you there is a serious artist in the kitchen, along with the baby leeks with parmesan sabayon sauce, which we could have eaten as a very large bowl of soup. And, The Halibut a la Grenobloise represented in every way why Frenchie in Paris is so special.
*Intersect by Lexus is permanently closed.*