Saks Fifth Avenue's new restaurant brings Parisian Art Deco glamour to Fifth Avenue.
The buzzy, new L’Avenue restaurant is adding Art Deco glam to the flagship Saks Fifth Avenue store. Designed by architect Philippe Starck, the 11,044-square-foot space features a custom stained glass entryway and views of Rockefeller Center and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. For a lounge experience, guests can descend down the monolithic staircase to Le Chalet, an aprés-ski-themed bar framed by logs procured from Europe. The menu expands on French delicacies with spicy lobster pasta and tigre qui pleure as dinner options. Pastry chef Pierre Hermé updates traditional favorites with the costes crackers cheesecake and a coupe satine topped with orange coulis and shortbread pieces. The cocktail menu curated by mixologist Nico de Soto features creations such as the Old Moroccan Fashion with coconut-infused bourbon, ras el hanout demerara and pecan bitters, harnessing internationally inspired flavors. A sister location to the famed 8th Arrondissement restaurant, L’Avenue at Saks brings French romance and chalet coziness to Midtown. 8 E. 50th St., Levels 8 and 9, saksfifthavenue.com