High-end Italian cuisine washes ashore at the new and improved Fontainebleau.. In Short In a hotel makeover that has been praised for its throwback charm, one of the highlights is the surprisingly modern Italian eatery inside. You won't find hokey red-and-white checkerboard tablecloths here, but instead a classy dining room garnished with marble, brass and leather. Okay, maybe the antique chandeliers and wooden columns would please the Rat Pack regulars during the hotel's heyday, but time travel always has its hiccups. NYC's rising star Scott Conant starts guests off with homemade focaccia bread as they ponder a menu loaded with updated Italian classics like spaghetti, polenta and braised short ribs.