B, Q at Seventh Ave.
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On a bistro-dense stretch of Fifth Avenue, Canaille keeps a cozy house with ten tables; a short, careful menu showcasing fresh, seasonal offerings; and a carefully curated wine list. Co-owner and Paris native Philippe de Crespi spent twenty years as a sommelier and fine-wine broker; the racks at Canaille are occupied by bottles from organic farmers operating small wineries in the south of France, many using biodynamic methods. On the gastronomical side, entrées feature Greenmarket ingredients and time-tested favorites, like a generous bowl of garlicky mussels with thin-cut, newsprint-wrapped frites, and a fresh, colorful salad of local organic chiogga, formanova, and golden beets dressed with sherry vinaigrette. The bistro’s candlelit confines are sober and simple, with dark-wood wainscoting, a white tin ceiling, and butcher-paper-draped tables.Plus du Vin
No tea or coffee is served—the better to whet your thirst for wine, including a $1,250 bottle of Chateau Leoville las Cases 1986, rated 100 points by wine expert Robert Parker.Recommended Dishes
Organic beet salad, $9; moules frites, $16