Mon, 8am-11pm; Tue-Fri, 8am-midnight; Sat, 11am-midnight; Sun, 11am-11pm
A, C, E at Canal St.; 1 at Canal St.; 6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.
Felix is the place for Soho shoppers to prepare for—or recover from—a long day in lower Manhattan’s premiere open-air mall. From noon to midnight on weekends, it’s packed: Drinkers spill out of floor-to-ceiling windows onto the sidewalk, while lucky diners hold court at the banquettes and café tables and nosh on French-restaurant classics like moules frites, steak tartare, and spicy merguez sausage (there are a few American touches, like the seared tuna on the Niçoise salad, and a hamburger, albeit one topped with a fried egg). As cuisine goes, this ain’t quite haute—correcte is the French term for it—but that, of course, ain’t the point; the point here is to throw back a beer or cold Lillet, compare purchases, and figure out where you’re going next.Brunch
Sat.–Sun., 11 a.m.—5:30 p.m.Recommended Dishes
Moules frites, $24; steak tartare, $24; seared tuna on Niçoise salad, $25