A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.
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The line between food and fashion has become even blurrier with the opening of 202, a restaurant tucked into a high-end store for fashionable attire, housewares, and antiques from Paris and the South of France. The whole affair is the brainchild of London-based designer Nicole Farhi, and resembles her Notting Hill store of the same name. The dark hardwood floor and ceiling in 202's warmly rustic space are set off by racks of clothing for men and women, glasses and tableware, and funky furniture—squat Deco club chairs, towering country cupboards, and etched-glass framed mirrors. The actual dining area has ancient tables and bentwood chairs, with a communal table that's said to be a relic of a French prison. Executive Chef Annie Wayte's menu leans Brit and Mediterranean, with starters like warm goat cheese salad punctuated by salty prosciutto, sweet figs, and toasted pistachios, and lemon crème fraîche-daubed smoked salmon with blini-thin scallion pancakes, leading to English favorites like crunchy fish and chips and the potato-cabbage medley bubble and squeak. Stefan Trummer's signature cocktails like honey mojitos, with Ron Zapaca Rum, fresh mint, and honey ease the entire experience.Recommended Dishes
Warm goat cheese salad with prosciutto, figs, and toasted pistachios, $13; scallion pancake with smoked salmon and lemon crème fraîche, $15; tuna burger with guacamole, $19; fish & chips, $22