F at Second Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU
$14.50 - $19.75
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This cozy vegetarian French bistro draws a crowd for its BYOB status and healthy entrees that leave you feeling happy and full. Even the most avid carnivores can find something to enjoy: Dishes like the eggplant lasagna, layered with kale, goat cheese, and a chickpea ragu; and the mushroom ragout, made with shitake à la crème, and a side of buttered pappardelle, are hearty but not heavy. The French influence dictates the liberal use of cheese and creams, but since there are so many vegetables packed onto your plate, you won’t feel weighed down. Finish with the delectable vegan chocolate tart: a richly textured dessert served cold with soft Callebaut chocolate avocado ganache in a crispy rice, almond, and raisin crust. Your wine’s already paid for; you’ll want to linger.Recommended Dishes
Assiette de Crudites ($9.50), Eggplant Lasagna ($18.75), Tarte au Chocolate vegetalienne et sans gluten ($8.75)