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Les Routiers

568 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024 40.78866 -73.974341
87th and 88th Sts.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-874-2742 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: French
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

les-routiers.com

Hours

Daily, 6pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 86th St.

Prices

$19-$29

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Private Dining/Party Space

Alcohol

  • BYOB
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

The Michelin road maps stretching across the walls nod to this French bistro’s namesake. Les Routiers was originally a French association (now fanned out across Europe) of restaurants and hotels aimed at people on the road—anyone from truck drivers to vacationing families. Here on the Upper West Side, many of the customers look like their idea of a road trip would be a yellow cab ride south of 42nd Street. The menu plays it safe with choices such as French onion soup and steak au poivre. Unfortunately, some of the dishes you might look to for comfort food are instead discomfiting. The mussels are gritty, a reduction sauce overpowers the rack of lamb, and pallid cubes of unripe tomato are sprinkled on entrees like bloated confetti. But happily, there’s a strong wine list with a handful of wines by the glass for under $10. Members of the Routiers network are supposed to emphasize good, fresh food; a distinctive, welcoming character; and fair prices. This claimant comes up short of the mark.

Recommended Dishes

Goat cheese tart, $9; striped bass with mashed potatoes and leeks, $22

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