Daily, 24 hours
B, D, E at Seventh Ave.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
47th St. to 59th St., Fifth Ave. to Ninth Ave.
This brasserie, with a model guillotine at the entrance, relies on two saving graces: round-the-clock service and a large outdoor patio with a smoking section. It pulls in office workers during the day, theatergoers and out-of-towners for early dinners and late-night steaks. The main dining room works the textbook bistro decorative elements: ceramic roosters, reproduction vintage advertising posters, and deep banquettes. The menu also feels by-the-book, with familiar crowd-pleasers like onion soup, mussels, roast chicken, and salads with a nicely nutty vinaigrette. Crêpes are hit or miss, as with a light, crispy version filled with ratatouille versus a gummy Nutella-and-banana dish. In short, think quick fix, not repeat business.Recommended Dishes
Crêpe with ratatouille and goat cheese, $14.95