222 Lafayette Street (at Spring)
NY, NY 10012
Inexpensive French Cuisine
chevre chaud en aumoniere de lard fume
tomatoes marinated in olive oil with herbes de provence, homemade tapenade, roasted goat cheese wrapped in bacon with honey glaze
goat cheese is a little too strong for me, but otherwise, this was flavorful and tasty.
magret de canard, fruits d’automne au porto
seared duck breast with caramelized grapes and pears in a port wine and coffee sauce
yummy! i liked my main very much- including the breaded tomato on the bottom right- although it was a touch oily for one of my dining companions. i liked this dish a lot.
assiette de fromage
cheese plate: boursin, brie, apple, walnuts, grapes
I really like cheese in general, though the brie I found to be runnier than I’d like, and the boursin had an extra edge to it I wasn’t fond of. Overall the dish was fine, but I didn’t think the fruits chosen necessarily matched the cheeses as well as they could have.
Yvo says: If you like French food, you should try this place. It’s pretty good and inexpensive… I’m not a huge fan of French food but I liked this place. One of the biggest downsides was the chef, owner, and waiter are all one and the same, so service tends on the slow side- we went on a Tuesday night and it was pretty slow. The place wasn’t hopping, but it had more people eating than I’d have thought on a Tuesday. The owner is pretty friendly, and gave us each a glass of sherry? port? some very foul-smelling, sticky liquor, generous portions actually, at the end of the meal.