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Cercle Rouge

241 West Broadway, New York, NY, 10013
nr. Beach St.
212-226-6252

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7
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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33% would go back.

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Another french spot of our, worthy of a real french bistro.

By frenchpoodle on 3/29/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Me and my crew, love to hang out overthere, feels like home. It's not about the food but more the atmosphere and the fact that we can spend lazy afternoons to this place, just the way we used to do it back home on the cafes terrasse of Paris where the time seemed to be extended between one espresso to the other espresso It's hard to find a place like that in NY that can actually accept this french so very slow way of life. Obviously, everybody is running after time and money here. It really is a bistro and people don't seem to understand what it is, if you want to have dinner go to a restaurant, if you want to spend time with your friends go to a bistro and eventually have dinner, a bistro is different than a restaurant. So we like to go there with my friends to chatter and start early and slowly with sodas or espressos then move on later to wine or beer to finally have dinner. Their food is very good not perfect but all I had was delicious, we always come for the tartare that's always as we like it, the peach tatin is out of this world, service is more than perfect, I only wish they were more grouchy and sloppy french waiters that would leave us in peace with our empty espressos and tarot game. From all the ny bistro, this one is our favorite spot. If you want to make sure your lamb or duck is PERFECT go to David Bouley it's right next door, he cooks food from heaven, I swear, and that's surely attested on all his reviews.

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Ho hum bistro

By antjones9 on 1/24/2010

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

I ate there on 1.22.10. The duck was overcooked and was paired with an overly sweet cream sauce that really didn't work. My wife's rack of lamb was poorly trimmed (large hunks of fat) and the breadcrumb crust was soggy (probably due to all the fat). The prices aren't outrageous but for $30 you should expect to enjoy your rack of lamb. It's a nice looking restaurant and the service was perfectly fine but the food was very lackluster.

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