Tartine

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76 Solid

Simple, delicious French fare worth standing and waiting for (and you’ll have to).

253 W. 11th St., New York, NY, 10014

212-229-2611

http://tartine.nyc/

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The lowdown

The staff at bodega-sized Tartine can’t be bothered to take names for the perpetual groups waiting for a seat, so be prepared to stand outside in an informal “line” that, given the restaurant’s BYOB policy, often resembles a quaint block party. Provided you don’t place a high premium on legroom or friendliness, the wait is worth it. Once you (and your wine bottle) get a table, you’ll be treated to simple, delicious French fare that is surprisingly inexpensive. It ain’t named Tartine for nothing, either — try the tarte du jour for a light lunch, or order a sweet variety for dessert.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesBouchée à la reine (chicken pot pie); spicy chicken with guacamole and french fries.

DrinksB.Y.O.B

Noise LevelCivilized