The oldest Basque restaurant in the city, L'Ami Jean has been helmed by Brittany-born chef Stéphane Jego since 2002. Known for his passionate temperament—which is reflected in his cooking—Jego has taken the flavors of his childhood and brought them to the table with an enlightening modern twist. Jego finds the best purveyors of the finest, freshest ingredients of the season to create his memorable dishes: a deconstructed onion soup, a seafood consommé with crunch. You can order the tasting menu or à la carte. There is a comprehensive wine list with something for every budget. End your meal with his famous rice pudding with caramel au beurre sale and caramelized pecans—then prepare to roll home.