Alouette French Bistro

Upper West Side

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  • Intimate bistro setting
  • Extensive menu
  • Weekly musicians

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Promotional value expires Jan 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 6 or more. Not valid for prix fixe, holiday menus, and paella night menu. Valid only for dinner. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

After he took the throne, Napoleon instituted the tradition of serving bread with every meal to put his mother's baguette-heavy care packages to use. Indulge in French tradition with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $75 worth of contemporary French fare and drinks at Alouette French Bistro on the Upper West Side.

Snuggled behind a red-trimmed Parisian facade, Alouette French Bistro presents Franco-feasters with generous portions of contemporary French cuisine. The menu boasts a diverse selection of traditional Gallic proteins peppered with fresh-sourced ingredients and unexpected flourishes, exemplified by the Maplecrest free range chicken and chive pomme puree ($23), slathered in a basting of shiitake and truffle oil. The diver sea scallops rest on a bed of spinach, saffron sauce and purple potatoes ($26) to provide an edible splash of color, and appetizers such as the wild mushroom ravioli with sage and truffle broth ($11) whet appetites for the feast to come. The wine list's extensive selection of sippables satisfies diners with reds and whites available by glass or bottle, such as the Domaine Madonna Beaujolais red ($9 per glass). Following dinner, the dessert menu introduces unsuspecting tongues to a French kiss of decadence with treats such as the chocolate mousse, topped with dark chocolate shavings and berry Coulis ($9).

Allouette compliments its sophisticated menu with an intimate atmosphere enhanced by flowing red curtains, vintage hardwood flooring, and an elegant antique chandelier. The two-tiered space allows for romantic dining as well as weekly musical performances by local jazz, classical, and washboard percussion performers.

Alouette French Bistro

Snuggled behind a red-trimmed Parisian façade, Alouette French Bistro presents generous portions of contemporary French cuisine. The menu boasts a diverse selection of traditional Gallic proteins peppered with freshly sourced ingredients and unexpected flourishes, exemplified by the Maplecrest free-range chicken and chive pomme purée, slathered in a basting of shiitake and truffle oil. A bumper crop of all-organic fruits and veggies garnishes plates of diver sea scallops and roasted lamb with saffron-spiced fingerling potatoes and savory tomato confit. The wine list overflows with reds, whites, and bubbles from Europe and the New World, while desserts and cordials cap off dinners with dulcet notes of sweetness.

Alouette’s intimacy is enhanced by flowing red curtains, vintage hardwood flooring, and an elegant antique chandelier. Owner Jon Michael Pardo cultivates a high-class, yet low-key atmosphere, plying patrons with elegant meals prepared by a native French chef and delivered by a friendly wait staff. The two-tiered space allows for romantic dining as well as weekly musical performances by local jazz, classical, and washboard-percussion performers.

Customer Reviews

It was great, until they moved. Wished they stayed on UWS.
Margarita F. · October 31, 2012
Great atmosphere, service, and food. Wish you weren't leaving the UWS.
Charlotte L. · September 16, 2012
Nice experience, hope to visit you in your new location in Hoboken.
Maxine R. · August 29, 2012
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    Upper West Side

    2588 Broadway

    New York, New York 10025

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