Epicerie Café Charbon
This venue is closed.
Epicerie is an elaborately concealed restaurant and bar posing convincingly as a contiguous crèmerie (dairy), tabac (newsstand), and épicerie (grocery store)—a virtual Main Street from pre-supermarket France, transported intact to the Lower East Side. Like any reputable grocery, this trompe l'oeil Epicerie is convincingly stocked with fancy French foodstuffs—all for show—but the real draw is moderately priced bistro fare like escargots, beef tartare, pâté maison, and moules marinières. And Café Charbon, the dark, wood-beamed bar next door, evokes the days when men visited the local market to buy coal (charbon) to heat their homes—and meet friends for a drink.Brunch
Sat.—Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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