Bistro Chat Noir
Locally sourced ingredients alchemize into upscale French cuisine at the celebrity-favored Bistro Chat Noir. Aside from strictly French eats, such as onion soup with gruyere, the bistro's signature Black Cat burger "delivers a textured, tantalizingly sweet payload," according to the New York Post, topping humanely raised beef with free-range, vegetarian-fed pickles. Founder, manager, and co-owner Suzanne Latapie bedecks the townhouse's cream walls with impressionist oil paintings daubed by her grandfather, Louis Latapie. Low lighting gently illuminates brunches, lunches, and dinners of truffle mac 'n' cheese, roasted-beet salad, steak tartar, and lobster. Guests can secure tables with the online reservation widget, or customize a prix fixe menu for private events by placing a call.