Wed-Fri, 5pm-10pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-10pm; Mon-Tue, closed
N, Q at 36th Ave.
The simple French menu at Astoria’s Café Triskell covers Parisian bistro staples like French onion soup, quiche, crepes, and egg-topped croques madames. Brittany-born chef Phillipe Fallait—formerly of Vong and Jean-Georges—helms the kitchen at this affordable spot. Regulars, who tend toward French expats and local artists, split their loyalties between Fallait’s perfect onion soup and his hearty, ham and Gruyère quiche. The Breton crepes, named after a region in Brittany, are also a crowd pleaser: delectable buckwheat crepes filled with savories like goat cheese and carmelized onion and white-flour dessert crepes bursting with sweet Valrhona chocolate sauce and poached pears.Recommended Dishes
Onion soup, $9; croque madame, $10