From the moment you arrive at this adorable SoHo nook, you know you're somewhere special. The hanging flower garden outside, the French flag, the colorful tile floor, and the floor to ceiling windows all transport you effortlessly to that tranquil European mindset New Yorkers find too rarely. Inside, the staff is warm, nearly flirtatious, and make you feel like one of them. It get's crowded and a bit noisy, but it's fun and oh so French, so leave your claustrophobic New York mentality at the door. Feel free to relax, be yourself and throw on those casual kicks. There's no judgement at the door.
WHAT TO EAT
Rich, creamy, sweet and savory, every flavor on the menu reaches it's full potential so you walk away feeling stuffed and satisfied. The Avocado Tartine is excellent, not terribly French, and a fresh mix of avocado, jalepenos, and artfully sliced radishes. The French Toast is that devious delicacy that will call you into the Red Light district. It's soft, sweet and draped in creme fraiche that will only make you feel guilty if you let it.
WHAT TO DRINK
There's a clever and diverse cocktail menu, with names like Tanya Harding, Le Frida, Cyndi Lauper and the Witches of SoHo. The Witches of SoHo is actually nothing like a dark, frothy witch's brew, but more like a fresh citrus beverage based in gin, with some chartreuse for kicks and maraschino liquor for sweetness.
Brunch reservations are accepted for parties as small as two.