Bistro de la Gare
626 Hudson St., nr. Jane St.; 212-242-4420
Bistro de la Gare, opening next week in the West Village, is more than a homey new restaurant with French and Italian accents and a back yard. It marks the professional reunion of Maryann Terillo and Elisa Sarno, late of Jarnac and Babbo, respectively, and before that, of Café de la Gare, where Sarno was Terillo’s sous-chef. It also represents a welcome revival of some of Jarnac’s Pan-Mediterranean spirit, as embodied by its regional $36 prix fixe, and especially by its cassoulet (pictured). Lunch will be casual and low-key, with sandwiches and salads, while dinner dishes include rabbit-confit salad and chicken cacciatore.