At The Simone, an Upper East Side hideaway that exudes the warmth of a chic French country inn, Tina Vaughn knows every dish intimately—an advantage that comes from marriage to the chef, Chip Smith. That advantage plays into the wine list, an eclectic mix of drink-ready bottles that ranges all over Europe, with many selections from importer Neal Rosenthal, who helped the couple find their partner in the restaurant, Robert Margolis. Don’t miss chef Smith’s daily terrines, his savory tart or his epic duck with morels, the breast pan roasted, the thigh slow roasted.
This review appears in the print edtion of the April 2018 issue. Like what you just read? Subscribe now.