• Little Prince

  • Bistro French Entrées, $18-$36
  • 199 Prince St.
    New York, NY 10012
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone: 212-335-0566
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You know the drill: cozy French bistro, tin-paneled ceilings, Moroccan tiles, and about a dozen little two-tops tucked next to a smart, dark-wood bar. That’s Soho’s Little Prince to a tee, complete with a straightforward menu that hits all the familiar Francophile notes from Paul Denamiel of Le Rivage. Steak tartare? Check—the version here uses hand-cut Pat LaFrieda beef and carries a copious amount of heat thanks to the addition of a house-infused chili oil. A smoky frisée salad is on deck as well, but better to opt for the delicate, multicolored beet starter served with tangy grapefruit over a mild whipped goat cheese. There’s an elegant ratatouille for vegetarians, too, presented in an entrée portion at both dinner and brunch with a light poached egg over the top. Despite all the hush-hush romantic touches—candles, flowers, steak au poivre—the vibe here is surprisingly festive: You might catch the bartender shaking his hips to a country tune as the dinner hour draws to a close, and service is anything but stuffy (read: generous pours). But with its big-ticket location in close proximity to the classic Raoul’s and a hop skip to Balthazar, Little Prince doesn’t exactly stand out as a full dinner destination—think of it instead as a solid neighborhood option for a couple of glasses of pink wine or splitting the decadent soupe a l’oignon burger with your petit ami.

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  • Hours

    Daily, 11am-3pm and 5pm-11pm

  • Prices

    Entrées, $18-$36

  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Dine at the Bar Lunch Romantic

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

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