A few weekends later, I made my way back for Sunday brunch/lunch. There are two floors, the upper one being a cute little area with a long bar and small tables by the window. It feels like you're sitting in a little Parisian bistro. We noticed that other parties around us were European - two groups speaking French and another group of Italians. For a minute, I could almost imagine that I wasn't in NY. In one word, I would describe it as "Frenchie", in the best way possible!
The menu has an interesting assortment of appetizers such as Duck rillettes, Burrata, or ravioli with truffle oil. They also offer a big variety of Tartines (open-faced sandwiches) so you can definitely find something to your liking.
We started with French Onion soup, which was served with a side of fresh sliced bread. Delicious and gooey!
Next up, the Tartines! You have a choice of three breads: Country Peasant or Health Multigrain from Eli's Bread, and lastly the Rustic Sourdough for Poilane Bakery (from France!) for $1 more. Each tartine comes with a side salad.
We wound up going with the Saint Marcellin and the Foie Gras tartines, both on the bread from Poilane Bakery. The servings were more than enough, as the sandwiches fill an entire plate. The Saint Marcellin was great at first, especially while the cheese was still warm, but a few slices in and the saltiness of the prosciutto and cheese was too much. Thumbs up on the Foie Gras tartine though. It's rich and delectable.
|Saint Marcellin tartine (with Saint Marcellin cheese, prosciutto, arugula, olive oil)|
|Foie Gras tartine ( Homemade duck foie gras, sea salt, fig jam)|
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