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Le Turtle

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177 Chrystie St., New York, NY 10002 40.721209 -73.992273
at Rivington St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-918-7189 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Bistro, French
  • Price Range: $$$

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Daily, 11am-3:30pm, 6pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

J, Z at Bowery; B, D at Grand St.; F at Second Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Reservations Not Required


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted


Taavo Somer of Freemans and Carlos Quirarte of the Smile are old friends, but this is their first restaurant together. Somer transformed the space that was formerly Antonioni’s, exposing the brick walls and installing reclaimed-marble-topped tables, Danish Helge Sibast chairs, Horween-leather-padded pine banquettes, and unusual seating clusters like a U-shaped bench and a 12-seat booth recessed into the wall that you reach by climbing a few concrete-block stairs. The kitchen is helmed by Greg Proechel, who has cooked at Blanca and the Long Island City tasting-menu pop-up Mr. Nilsson. His modern French menu prominently features vegetables, along with heartier options like Wagyu beef cheek, and the house bread comes from Roberta’s. The wine list is all French, with a natural focus, and overseen by former Semilla sommelier Jessie Kiefer.

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