Parisian stylish, jewel-box cozy, and welcoming describe this neighborhood favorite on a busy street in artsy East Village. Surrounded by residential high-rises, hotels, and boutiques, this pretty spot offers French bistro-inspired breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch to residents, baseball fans, and courting couples. Poached eggs with wild mushrooms are an excellent way to start the day; lunch might mean a truffle-scented smoked trout and wild mushroom crepe. Dinner highlights
include duck confit, steak frites, or melt-in-your mouth gnocchi. Expect frequent menu changes to reflect the chef’s finds at local farms. Enjoy carefully selected wines by the glass, imported teas and coffee with desserts like seasonal fruit tarts or chocolate pot de crème.