6 at Spring St.; N, R, W at Prince St.
This venue is closed.
L’Orange Bleue offers a cheery balance of tempered exoticism, local Eurocharm, and American thrift. The menu echoes this accord: a slightly raunchy puttanesca, mussels in a pungent bath of fennel and curry, a meaty lamb tagine, and tender codfish with tomato and basil. And if the world-beat music is geared more toward the Helmut Lang’d young’uns at the bar, you will endure. Remember, you didn’t have to get any shots.Brunch
Sat.—Sun., 11 a.m.—4 p.m.; $12.95 prix-fixe
Mon., 8:30 p.m.—midnight; three-course dinner, $35; belly dancing and live music at 9 p.m. and again at 10:15 p.m. Belly dancing also occurs on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m.—10 p.m.
Daily, 4 p.m.—7 p.m.; $1 oysters