French

Paradou

Paradou

[CLOSED] I don’t speak French. Like at all. I can hello and goodbye and thank you. Sort of. Otherwise it’s a giant mush of vowels…

Village

Village

[CLOSED] Anybody who tells you stars are just normal people like you and me has obviously never sat next to Patricia Clarkson at a restaurant….

Resto Leon

Resto Leon

[CLOSED] Apparently this is a French restaurant. We stumbled in for drinks, and were treated to a small, brick space with friendly staff and an…

Provence

Provence

[CLOSED] Who doesn’t love the French? Well, that can of worms aside, who doesn’t love comfortable restaurants with good service and good food? I think…

Picholine

Picholine

[CLOSED] It’s been months, and I’m just coming to after receiving my Picholine dinner bill. It was obviously my brain’s way of protecting myself from…

Payard

Payard

[CLOSED] Ooh Muffy, please pass me another one of those cream cheese and mint leaf finger sandwiches. I’m soooo precious! I’m soooo French! I’m soooo…

Pastis

Pastis

[CLOSED] Pastis is quite a site to behold. It’s not fancy-schmancy, but rich looking in that shabby-chic, French kind of way. It’s almost like the…

Papillon

Papillon Bistro & Bar

For some reason I can’t seem to keep Papillion and Napoleon straight. My social studies teachers must have really sucked. And then I remember, “Butterfly!”…

The Odeon

The Odeon

Rumor has it this place was way hip back in the day. I have some recollection of an old boss of mine using a bunch…

Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern (II)

I had only been to this joint once in my life. And I recall it being dark and shabby and somewhat on the depressing, retirement…

Metro Marché

Metro Marché

[CLOSED] When they were first building this space out after the closing of the lovely Silver Bullet bar, I wondered how a semi-upscale eatery would…

Marseille

Marseille

Ah, the French. They make those cool new wave films. They have that whole “joie de vie” thing. And then there’s the obscenely fattening food….

La Silhouette

La Silhouette

[CLOSED] In trying to find a good restaurant for Hipster Dad’s birthday, I wanted some place that wasn’t stodgy, got decent reviews and served food…

L'Express

L’Express

I always thought this was some lame women’s store equivalent to 80s mall-staples, Structure or Chess King. Apparently the picture of coffee on the sign…

Jean-Georges

Jean-Georges

I’m honestly surprised Donald Trump would have anything classy in one of his buildings. I mean the man has like a gold toilet in his…

DBGB Kitchen

DBGB Kitchen

So my one experience with Mr. Baloud prior to going to this joint is dining in his flagship restaurant, Daniel. That meal might as well…

Daniel

Daniel

Full disclosure: at the time of writing this review I am neither a member of AARP, in a geriatric living facility or six feet under….

Casimir

Casimir

[CLOSED] No, it’s not one of those poofy sweaters that makes your neck sweat; it’s a cool downtown French restaurant that is one part Balthazar and…

Casanis

Casanis

[CLOSED] Honestly, what do I know about French food? I went to Paris once and all I ended up eating were croissants and chicken with…

Camaje

Camaje Bistro

On a space scale of small to large, Camaje ranks a tiny. Its smallness is also its strongest feature, as we owned the entirety of…

Cafe des Artistes

Cafe des Artistes

[CLOSED] You wanna really impress a date? Take her to this joint, where even the biggest schnook can feel like somebody. A beautiful break from…