Reclaimed adult store on Greenwich Street does classic bistro fare. Original honeycomb floors and a shiny tin ceiling restore 19th-century glamour. Long wooden bar ends with bi-coastal oysters on a... read more
White-walled charmer South of Houston. Light tiled floors and dark molded ceilings fit an airy dining room in between. Chef Paul Denamiel does classic bistro fare from start to finish. Steak tartar... read more
Andrew Carmellini’s French café-plus with a dream team behind it. Massive dining room boasts a rotisserie in view and seats plenty in American-sized booths laid out over two floors. Me... read more
Its second location in NYC, right in the West Village, this whimsical bakery/cafe functions as a mostly carry out-style spot, where Villagers can pick up sweet breakfast treats like croissants and ... read more
We will always be suckers for a horseshoe bar. Georges Forgeois (Bar Tabac, Café Noir, et al) drops an elegant curve of mahogany, as polished as a yacht, and adds a global bistro to his port... read more
Jade Hotel keeps with the retro vibes at in-house tavern. Speakeasy trend won’t die here: antiques and fireplace recall old-school venues like ur-Village hang the Grapevine Tavern. Beatnik pi... read more
Momofuku alum Tien Ho teams up with Gabriel Stulman for a Little Wisco take on a French-American bistro. Classed-up diner feel. Newspapers hang on racks in the front, if you’re eating alone... read more
Mod French bistro in the Nolitan Hotel. Airy space held up by concrete pillars; white, wiry steel chairs and spare little light bulbs get away from the Balthazar knockoffs. Chef Marcel Angez does n... read more
Philosopher theme restaurant, because what’s more appetizing than Hegelian dialectic? Great thinkers immortalized in long wall of black ‘n’ whites. Balance of space is rustic wood... read more
Provençal fare with Mediterranean influence. Brasserie bones in the white-tiled walls and red banquettes. (Music errs on the discotheque-y side.) Petit plats break out of bistro ruts to pull... read more
Intimate French studio serving namesake casseroles. Tall counters in pale oak, seating in the kitchen itself could prove convenient if you forgot your wallet. Raphael Latrache and chef Sebastian Po... read more
Vegetarian French café in the EV. Cozy hallway of a restaurant gets a brilliant pop from the kelly green tabletops (as the name telegraphs). Parisian-style gnocchi with truffle au gratin is ... read more
Coffee, croissants, and a place to linger. Crisp white hall of a shop adds a velvety church pew along one side for those going into extra innings. Note the big vintage clock on the wall, ignore the... read more
Don’t call them paninis. Lovely little sandwich shop offers a dozen sandwiches on sourdough pain de mie. Take out or dine upstairs at a cozy wooden bar. Classics like the Mr. Henry (jambo... read more
What do you get when you cross a Tar Heel and a Rockette? This joint. Couple’s collaboration on French comfort food and pastries settles into a former Woolworth’s loading dock. Industri... read more
Todd English and the Koch bros team up for small plate/large plate French extravaganza. Bi-level spread cut into the Holy Communion Episcopal Church, a.k.a. the Limelight. Wine bar first floor hook... read more
Chef Pierre Rougey of the French Culinary Institute heads up eclectic spot in the Flatiron. Colored Asian rugs, stacked bookshelves, and flea market paintings adorn space that flows from bar ... read more
No small matter indeed. Natty French bistro gets second life in prime location. White-on-white interior exudes Parisian elegance all the way. Classic south of France fare, plated family style (c&oc... read more
Former ballerina/nutrition expert/collector of fine things Mihoko Kiyokawa brings Franco-Japanese fare to the Flatiron. Tall ceilings, vivid artwork, gold-and-tan embroidered screens fill intimate ... read more
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Oysters and cocktails at 1 Delancey. Named for Marcel Duchamp&rsquo...