My wife lived in Haute Savoie, France , and loves pike quenelle. They are hard to find in NY. So we were happy to see that a new restaurant had just opened in NY called La quenelle. We of course tried it . The place is not so great, a bit of a long corridor....not particularly elegant BUT if you are interested in your plate instead of the walls, you will love this place.
A perfect quenelle, light , on a bed of vegetable risotto with a delicious lobster sauce is something you want to try. It is one of the best quenelle we have eaten ; even in France they are sometimes too heavy. Of course they also serve hamburgers with french fries and other dishes but you should not go to La quenelle for something you will find in any NY restaurant.
If you have never tried a quenelle, one more reason to go there and try it.
It is not cheap, two quenelles, one glass of white wine, mineral water and two expressos come to just over $ 100. But it is well worth it. Welcome to NY la Quenelle !