Opera, symphony and ballet aficionados catching a show at Lincoln Center have an excellent fine-dining option nearby at master chef Daniel Boulud’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Boulud Sud. Since spring of 2011, this classy eatery has doled out luscious plates that garner inspiration all the way from North Africa to the South of France. Highlights include chicken tagine, lemon-saffron linguine and Arabic lamb flatbread, all done under chef Boulud’s watchful eye.

Stop in for a $29 prix-fixe lunch, when the 120 seats in the midcentury modern space fill with businessmen and women making deals over grilled bavette steaks with olive oil crushed potatoes and charred broccoli rabe. Or head there for weekend brunch to nosh on warm lemon custard with soft pistachio amaretti, sour cherries and caramelized brik dough, or merguez en cocotte, Tunisian sausage with a baked egg and harissa soffrito. Of course, you could do dinner and a show at the New York City restaurant. Check out sommelier Michael Madrigale’s list of multi-national wines, which pair marvelously with grilled fish, tangy lamb and the fresh vegetable dishes that make up the menu.

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