Monday, September 8, 2008 at 6:28AM
"Well Daniel says it's the best place that he's ever seen." When Elton John sang these lyrics for the first time in 1973, it's a safe bet he was not thinking of Daniel Boulud and his newly refurbished digs at Restaurant Daniel. Nonetheless, the superchef's eponymous restaurant has been given a substantial face-lift by designer Adam Tihany and needless to say, Boulud is very happy. "I felt it was time to refresh it, a modern sophistication on par with our cuisine," the chef says. The restaurant's first makeover since it opened on East 65th Street ten years ago, the look includes a new color palette and lighting as well as contemporary touches that were absent from the original. To borrow from Sir Elton once more, "Daniel, you're a star."