Epernay’s executive chef Jayson Grossberg trained under legendary French chef Jean-Louis Palladin before attending New York’s Culinary Institute of America. Grossberg has used his pabulum-preparing powers for good and not evil, recently redesigning Epernay’s menu to add flavorful new dishes, such as the summer gazpacho with crab meat and lime ($10.95). Fresh-caught mussels come in three broths, such as the “a la Linda” with saffron and tomato ($15.95 single serving, $19.95 shared platter). If you'd like to keep your meal as light at a globetrotting eccentric's hot-air balloon, try a juicy beet salad with summer melon, arugula, and feta cheese ($10.95). Reward your stomach for keeping quiet during last night’s visit to the opera with an entree such as caramelized sea scallops with sweet corn, bacon, and tomato ($26.95). Or delve into the crispy duck breast with wild mushrooms, pistachios, and asparagus soaking in a sundried blueberry jus ($26.95) to enjoy a culinary harmony unseen since the California Raisins dominated the airwaves.
Red Hen Bistro's made-from-scratch menu revolves around the fresh, seasonal meats, fish, and produce in French and Californian cuisine. Francophiles will feel conflicted in trying to select only one dish, be it the croque madame, an upscale ham-and-cheese sandwich topped with a sunny-side-up egg ($10.95), or the salad nicoise, a hearty helping of organic greens crowned with roasted potatoes and hard-boiled eggs ($8.95). California dreamers can sample West Coast–inspired temptations such as tamales with braised pork ($8.95) and fish tacos served in crisp tortillas ($9.95). Simplicity seekers can opt for the tomato soup and grilled cheese ($9.95) while enjoying the restaurant’s attention to detail—evident in both the food and front-of-house service. With rich-red walls, large windows boasting street views, and touches of French country charm, Red Hen Bistro exudes an air of casual intimacy, though lacy nightclothes are discouraged.
Crepes on Columbus fills its namesake dish—thin, made-to-order pancakes—with sweet and savory ingredients, imbuing each bite with Franco-Spanish flavors. The quaint café’s crepes adapt to any appetite, brimming with rich infusions such as nutella and strawberries or roasted chicken and ratatouille, and serve as emergency head coverings during freak downpours of jams and preserves. The friendly wait staff serves both breakfast and dinner all day, comingling omelets, juicy cuts of meat, and seafood on tabletops, sided with desserts and smoothies.
In describing their restaurant as a ?contemporary Parisian bistro,? the staff at Cantine Parisienne commits to juxtaposition, which they cleverly carry out both on the menu and in the dining room?s decor. Traditional French dishes such as cod filet and veal escalope are made alongside New York classics such as club sandwiches and homemade cheesecake. Breakfasts take buffet form with flourishes including organic egg dishes and fresh fruit salad, while handcrafted cocktails and boutique French wines carry a sense of refinement.
Outside the kitchen, the space is designed to take advantage of another Parisian pastime: people watching. Twenty-foot open windows stretch to the high ceiling, allowing natural light to spill atop chrome accents and white-marble tables. Along with the latter, blue and red chairs complete the colors of the French flag and add vibrancy to the room.
Find something on the menu for everyone at New York's CAMAJE Bistro. Dieters beware — CAMAJE Bistro does not offer low-fat cuisine. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. The patio seating at CAMAJE Bistro is perfect for those warm summer days. Heading out with a larger party? There's plenty of space for big groups at CAMAJE Bistro.
Jeans are just right for a meal at CAMAJE Bistro, which embraces a casual vibe. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. CAMAJE Bistro can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Guests of CAMAJE Bistro's MacDougal St location can park their vehicles on the street.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
Visit Bistro de la Gare for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of New York's West Village. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Bistro de la Gare, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Bistro de la Gare also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Bistro de la Gare. Dine out in the open during Bistro de la Gare's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Bistro de la Gare also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Patrons will find sufficient parking either on the street or in the neighboring garage.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.