- Polanco is one of Mexico City's most exclusive neighborhoods and what it has over areas like Santa Fe is the concentration of top-tier restaurants. Ivoire, which faces Parque del Reloj, specializes in "cuisine des colonies" – a gastronomy rooted in France's former African colonies. The mother country's influence comes through in such small details as the black and white toile de jouy fabrics covering benches and chairs. The setting couldn't be more refreshing: three terraces surround the central dining room, which makes even indoor dining seem al fresco. The downstairs brasserie serves less expensive, simpler fare like paninis. Executive Chef Luis Jaramillo's menu features marlin carpaccio in orange sauce and duck with cranberries and, for dessert, crème brulée and goat cheese mousse. A casually elegant crowd patronizes Ivoire, which is a lovely spot for a romantic dinner. Ivoire is convenient for visitors staying at JW Marriott, Nikko, and Intercontinental hotels.
Reservations: through opentable.com or by phone
Prices: MX$500+/US$50 per person
Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Amex
Parking: Valet, limited street parking
How to Get There: Metro Auditorio
Services: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, View, Wine, live DJ from Thursday to Saturday evenings in the lounge
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