The dining room of Majorelle.
Photo: Joshua McHugh

Majorelle, the Upper East Side’s New Dining Destination

Inside the refreshed Lowell Hotel, the lush Majorelle offers French haute cuisine with Mediterranean touches

The art of fine French cuisine is alive and very well at Majorelle, the new dining room run by master restaurateur Charles Masson (of La Grenouille fame). The decor, which was conceived by designer Michael S. Smith, takes its cue from understated old-world elegance. Smith juxtaposed a striking Emilio Terry—inspired marble floor with painterly etched mirrors by artist Nancy Lorenz. Neoclassical-style moldings mix with verdigris reproductions of 19th-century chandeliers. The menu offers French classics with a Moroccan accent: snapper with preserved lemons, lamb tagine, and, to finish, gossamer oeufs à la neige. lowellhotel.com

Majorelle, located inside the refreshed Lowell Hotel on the Upper East Side. Photo: Joshua McHugh
The dining area features fabulous mirrors etched by Nancy Lorenz. Photo: Joshua McHugh
The lush garden room. Photo: Joshua McHugh

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