2. Payard Patisserie and Bistro

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I'm so into French cuisine that you know this had to make the list. Francois Payard runs the place, which can be found at 1032 Lexington Avenue. If you like the richness of French desserts, you have to go here. There are truffles, cakes, and cocktails with a dessert twist. For my pick, you ought to try one of the Bistro's top sellers, the Upside-Down Bittersweet Chocolate Souffle.