Mon-Tue, 4pm-11pm; Wed-Fri, 4pm-midnight; Sat, 10am-midnight; Sun, 10am-11pm
4, 5, 6 at 86th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
76th St. to 90th St., East End Ave. to Lexington Ave.
Le Bistro D’à Côté serves French classics with aplomb, at either the sleek white bar or in the cozy red brick dining room. Those accustomed to judging a restaurant’s attention to detail by the quality of the bread should note that the baguettes arrive crusty and warm, ready to be spread with an order of foie gras with fig marmalade or warm goat cheese. For a substantial option, the merguez sausage lends a spicy kick to a menu of traditional fare like mussels and duck confit. Service can mean competent charm or surly disdain, so obey the rules of polite dining and this neighborhood bistro should treat you well in return.Prix Fixe
Early Bird Prix Fixe: Three courses for $23.95, daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wed: All-you-can-eat mussels, fries, one glass of wine or beer, $24.50.Recommended Dishes
Foie Gras, $19; salad chevre chaud, $15, moules mariniere, $15.50-$21.50