Best of Westchester
Best New Restaurant, North County 2005. Auberge Maxime owners Jean and Sophie Le Bris heard a little voice that told them jacket-required, special occasion restaurants were dinosaursus extinctus, so they transformed their 27-year-old haute French cuisine eatery into a more relaxed and approachable contemporary American restaurant with bowls of popcorn at the bar, a bold red logo and red walls, a 25-year-old CIA chef, and burgers and mussels on a short bar menu. A few Gallic dishes remain (seared foie gras), yet this is now a bold new experience for any day, not just a special one.
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