Dirty French

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77 Solid

Major Food Group’s take on a French bistro with modern culinary twists.

180 Ludlow St., New York, NY, 10002

212-254-3000

http://dirtyfrench.com

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As the name indicates, the focus at this restaurant is on the ancient canon of French cuisine, although the “Dirty” influences appear to come from all over the map. The enticing, beautifully scripted menu is divided into the usual timeless categories (“Hors d’Oeuvre,” “Salade,” “Poisson,” etc.), but look closely and you’ll see mille-feuille with seasonal curry and green garlic, duck à l’orange with ras el hanout and preserved orange, and a lamb burger with cumin onions. Die-hard fans of chef Rich Torrisi should share one or two of the most stolid dishes, save a few extra calories for the wines, and then jump straight into the desserts.

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