Secreted within Le District is this little French jewel designed to resemble a Parisian apartment—hence its name. In fact, a meal at the charming L'Appart feels less like coming to a restaurant and more like attending a dinner party, albeit one with potentially 28 guests. Thus, you’re handed a drink as soon as you walk through the doors and are thereafter introduced to the affable chef, Nicolas Abello. At this point you’ll realize it’s worth making the effort to buy into the whole conceit; otherwise the inherent awkwardness of the whole situation could make you want to run for the hills. It helps that the service staff here is genuinely warm and eager to please. From then on, things settle down into a more recognizable format. Their set menu kicks off with "Nico's snacks" that are artistic little creations to get your tastebuds warmed up. These could include a succulent mouthful of brandade or a crisp cone of creamy ricotta and sweet fig. Then it's into the lineup of French dishes made using all manner of modern techniques; flavors are well-defined and marry well, and the dishes are unapologetically rich-in this apartment "cream" is certainly not a dirty word.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors