01/22/2007Provided by Citysearch -
What a great experienece---this was our third time and each as comfortable and delicious as the next! The service from the owner welcoming us to the hostess greating and seating us was first class in an environment cozy and cool !!!! We were four and could enjoy our conversation while a mix of music soothed our souls and opened our palates. I had the most yummy branzino as an entre and a crab cake to start that I am craving again now! My husband and friends had an array of cod fish, short ribs and pasta with appetizers being a special fish soup and salads . The owner spent time at our table full of positive energy and enthusiasm while helping us choose two dynamite wines to match ! The service and rythym was terrific yet gave us just enough time to have a full experince. The environment is probably the most authentic I have seen in New York. One of the owners created either by hand painting and woodwork or hand picked from around the world each item giving the vibe a homelike yet classy feel! This lends to why we were comfortable once coming from a black tie and dressed and the next in casual attire . This restaraunt is for anyone in the neighborhood as a 2x a week regular fix as it's very reasonable as well as worth the travel to meet friends for a quality night with a bit of everything....and the long oak bar and high ceilings is perfect for a drink and oysters or whatever the mood ----Soleil Satisfies! LOVE THIS SPOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!