Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU
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The folks who brought you Rosemary’s also own a Provençal restaurant nearby—a small, bustling place on Fifth Avenue where you can order a warm lamb salad, ratatouille tarte, and chicken tagine. The restaurant, designed by Dekar Design, has a farmhouse feel, with hand-painted tiles and barnyard floors. It can get rather loud, but generally, the crowd tends to skew older than its sister restaurant. The food is a bit hit-or-miss: The truffle hummus sounds like stunt, but it’s actually delicious—especially with the accompanying warm fennel flatbread. You’re best off keeping it simple here, with straightforward dishes, like the charred octopus or shaved carrots with pistachios. As for the entrées, the bouillabaisse en croute is the dish to get: a stew of monkfish, octopus, and mussels has a puff-pastry topping—and the buttery bread is so good, you’ll wish you had more for dipping. It’s a bit expensive for what it is (entrées are in the high $20s), making this the tricky kind of place that’s neither a neighborhood spot nor a destination restaurant. You might not want to repeat the experience, but it’s surely worth trying once.Note
Brunch service to come.Recommended Dishes
Truffle hummus with warm fennel flatbread, $18; shaved carrots with pistachios, $8; bouillabaisse en croute, $27