L'Atelier is a classic "French" restaurant (the chef is Hungarian but classically trained), yet the food is modern (nouvelle cuisine, lighter), always fresh and seasonal. The menu changes daily, but each time we've been, the food is wonderful. The sea bass I wanted last night came with tiny lentils, but I lusted after the celery-root puree, and it was not problem for the switch. The service is quiet, efficient, perfect. The atmosphere is calm, elegant, with unexpected twists, like the Chinese paper fish on the chandeliers. When l'Atelier is full, it's noisy (but not too noisy), and if you ask for a booth, you will have a very private and serene experience with lovely food and an extensive wine list.