French

Paradou

Paradou

I don't speak French. Like at all. I can say hello and goodbye and thank you. Sort of. Otherwise it's a giant mush of vowels to me. I would be in big troubl...
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 home side. No wonder Keith McNal...
Lyon

Lyon Bouchon Moderne

I got totally hopped up on beef at this joint. Like multiple cows died in my ravenous wake. I had beef soup (yeah, I know it sounds nasty) and a short rib f...
La Silhouette

La Silhouette

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 that he could pro...
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 not even exist in th...
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Bouley

It's a bad sign that neither Ms. Hipster nor I can really remember what we ate at Bouley despite dropping a couple paychecks on a meal on our anniversary. I...
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. Even at the fresher end of ...
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Metro Marché

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 ever make it next...
Picholine

Picholine

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 the shock. That...
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 and the ...
Casanis

Casanis

Honestly, what do I know about French food? I went to Paris once and all I ended up eating were croissants and chicken with freedom fries. While this hardly r...
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 the restaurant for a priva...
Village

Village

Anybody who tells you stars are just normal people like you and me has obviously never sat next to Patricia Clarkson at a restaurant. She made a valiant att...
Cafe Charbon

Cafe Charbon

Grenade! Sorry, I just felt like saying that for some reason. Maybe it's because this joint resembles a World War One trench--so much so that I was just wai...
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 of shots of the place in a montage of downtow...