Food and drink
The food is decadent and delicious. Everything is of the best quality and Francophiles will delight in the authentic yet modern dishes. The menu changes depending on the season.
There are so many dishes I love, it's hard to choose just a few. If you have to choose, and your heart can handle the cholesterol, opt for the tournedos rossini, which is filet mignon topped with foie gras and a red wine truffle sauce. I like the baked sea shepherd pie. It's very filling, especially on a cold winter night. The cassoulet also receives rave reviews from diners.
It's casual and cozy. There aren't a lot of tables so don't be afraid if the person next to you bumps into you from time to time.
Service is attentive if a bit brisk at times. Pawlicki is usually around if you have a problem or concern. If you've forgotten your wine, you can order from nearby Hudson Wine & Spirits. There is no minimum amount to get delivery to the restaurant.
On the corner of Varick and Broome Streets.
Dinner for two from the a la carte menu (offered on weekends) runs about $100 for two. Opt for the three-course prix fixe menu from Sunday through Thursday, which costs only $28.95 per person.
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