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La Promenade des Anglais: You might be the kind of schlub who wouldn’t even know what the food of the French Riviera tastes like, but with a quick visit to one restaurant in a Chelsea luxury high-rise, now you can. That high-rise is the London Terrace Gardens, the restaurant is named after a promenade in Nice (that’s pronounced Neese, you hick), and the food is nice too, featuring a subtle Italian influence. The spot is swank and cleanly-designed, meant to remind owner Alain Allegretti of his Mediterranean roots, with plenty of blue velvet and lots of brass along with stark white marble floors. Service is divided into lunch and dinner with brunch on weekends. Highlights include lamb osso bucco ($30), arctic char ($29) and the ratatouille ($19). Lunching and brunching options are not much cheaper, though sandwiches like croque monsieurs ($15-22) and griddle and egg options ($12-15) are tacked on. For those wanting to save their money and simply have a liquid meal, the cocktail options are fancy and plentiful (all $14) and the wine list equally stout ($9-$19 per “quartino”). Or, perhaps you're just after a decadent dessert for $10 a pop. After this meal, you might say screw the Riviera and be glad you simply leave in “cheap” Manhattan.