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14 First Ave., New York, NY 10009 40.723401 -73.988322
at 1st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-6481 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: French
  • Price Range: $$$

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    7 out of 10


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Daily, 11am-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Singles Scene


  • Full Bar




The Balthazar/Pastis empire has spawned dozens of budget-priced brasserie imitators. This cramped, very loud First Avenue fave near Houston Street is one of the less egregious copycats, right down to the distressed mirror and the filet mignon au poivre, scarfed down by yakkety office drones in Prada knockoffs. Quirky neighborhood characters populate the small bar, and the enthusiastic proprietress always seems to be giving out free stuff.


Kitchen closes at midnight Sun.-Thu., 1 a.m. Fri. and Sat.

Recommended Dishes

Bouillabaisse served Marseilles-style, $32; rabbit in a dijon mustard sauce, $26; clams or oysters in season, MP