Le Jardinier is the way you want to eat. Ensconced in a small verdant courtyard scattered with white tables in a dead-end corner of the Design District, this hideaway is a garden within a garden. The restaurant, which is part of but also separate from the culinary empire of the late great Joël Robuchon, reflects its elemental décor with the expertly sourced produce that forms the heart and soul of its vegetable-forward cuisine. Purely vegan dishes are few and far between, but it's the attention paid to each and every ingredient — as opposed to just the protein on the plate — that elevates seemingly straightforward dishes to breathtaking. It's the way the vegetables are trimmed, peeled, blanched, poached, compressed, caramelized, whipped, puréed, roasted, rested, and served that turns humble combinations like fig, swordfish, and fennel ($28) and farro with parsnip, mushrooms, and hazelnuts ($22) into objects of edible luxury.