This is an excellent restaurant serving quality American cuisine in an atmosphere inspired by the early 20th century architects Greene and Greene (wood accents with softly rounded corners, beautiful joinery). The food is generally of superb quality using fresh ingrediants, locally grown as much as possible. The menu changes with the seasons and always includes nightly specials. The soups are always wonderfully flavorable with a standout being a tomato based gazpacho enlivened with a scoop of lump crab meat salad. Other appetizers range from a fresh seafood platter (for 2) to meaty, falling off the bone spare ribs. Main courses feature fish, meat and pasta selections, usually served with flavored foams, reductions and vegetables. There is always a fish special and a meat special which I usually end up ordering one of these because they are always superb with unusual and very satisfying combinations of flavors. Desserts are uniformly well presented and delicious with the possible exception of the lemon tart which suffers from a leaden crust. My only criticism of the desserts is that sometimes they can go a little overboard, adding a superfluous scoop of intensely chocolate brulee to an otherwise excellent sour cream cheese cake.
26. La GamelleMenu
241 BoweryNew York, NY 10002
From Business: Parisian Brasserie on the Bowery that offers traditional French cuisine found in the brasseries of France. The menu is a mix of classical repertoire and regional sp…
My friend and I were looking for a new spot to turn into our favorite place-- and we accidentally saw this little adorable French bistro, right under our noses... the place offers an excellent & well presented food and wine, the ambiance is warm & relaxed but still very professional, and the greatest thing is that they didn't put their sign up yet--so you could turn this into your secret under-ground meeting place, or bring a date to a guaranteed enjoyable evening without sharing it with a noisy crowd... the prices are fair, and reservations are accepted but not required..their one weakness was only accepting cash-- but I was promised that this would be fixed very soon..
all those cafe's, deli's and supermarkets get all their baked goods trucked in. This is the rare treat!! They not only make it from your basic flour, butter, eggs, milk and fresh yeast but they bake it right there in the store. Right there before your eye come out succulent danish, mouth-watering croissants, delicious muffins, and the best pastries. And the cookies-the shelves are full of them higher than your head- each with it's own flavor. Oh yes, birthday cakes, wedding cakes and holiday stuff galor. Don't forget this is local american manufacturer who must be supported-the neighborhood demands it! OVER 80 YEARS OF GREAT BAKING- JUST TRY IT FOR YOURSELF.