A mix of businesspeople and tourists frequent L'Echaudé because of its location between the financial and antiques districts. The mahogany lobby and green-and-beige interior is full of warmth, and service is courteous and professional. For lunch, try the duck confit with fries and fresh salad. Every day there's a meat dish, a fish plate, a steak, and pasta on the menu. Highlights of the three-course brunch are eggs Benedict and tantalizing desserts. The interior is modern,
with hardwood floors, a mirrored wall, and a stainless-steel bar with backlit river stones underneath.