Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Restaurants > Plein Sud

All Reader Reviews of...

Plein Sud

85 West Broadway, New York, NY, 10007
nr. Chambers St.

Avg. Rating

Food: 6
Service: 5
Décor: 8
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

75% would go back.

Write your own review

Great Lunch/Brunch place

By robertoef on 10/8/2012

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This restaurant is great for lunch or brunch. The menu is good ( I especially recommend the flatbreads) the ambiance is simple and chic and it makes for an enjoyable effortless meal. The service is not always the fastest but the staff is polite and friendly. Whenever I am stuck with where to go I choose this restaurant. (Haven't been there for dinner though)

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
128 out of 256 people found this review helpful.


By liltwink4 on 11/7/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I really hate when you go out to dinner spend a decent amount of money and come out knowing you were better off cooking for yourself

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
124 out of 236 people found this review helpful.

Just Plain

By xdfxdfxdf on 9/19/2010

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Plein Sud does not "plain suck" as the Village Voice has it, but it is not particularly exceptional, either. The food wasn't particularly notable in any way, with a couple of exceptions. On the one hand, the flatbread we tried (the Alsatian) was better than average. On the other hand, the blueberries that topped the blueberry custard desert were unforgivably large and flavorless; the blueberries ruined the desert. I would go back for a drink, but probably not for dinner. For dinner, I'd walk up the street to the Odeon, Edwards, Petite Abeille or Cercle Rouge instead.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
114 out of 227 people found this review helpful.


By DMANBURGER on 6/10/2010

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Past penned Frederick Lesort opened AvroKO designed, Plein Sud recently at The Smyth Hotel in Tribeca. The Southern French fare restaurant and Bar a Vin, wreaks of taste and potential. The atmosphere is lavished with elegant, yet simple bar perches overlooking the street and comfy chic style banquettes span the dining room. Chef Ed Cottons menu headlines an array of Gallic Classics like; Coq au vin, Croque Monsieur, Charcuterie,Boeuf Bourguignon and Pate et Terrines-Of course theres a burger as well, and big surprise its a Pat La Frieda! Le Burger Royale au Fromage, or Royale with cheese, is an 8 oz. Black Angus soft centre oozing of creamy white cheddar and propped on a shiny toasted brioche bun. Oh! And the piste de resistance is a slather of decadent black truffle aioli. Le Burger arrived to my table looking gorgeous, towering over a small side salad, and unfortunately slithered rather than slathered with the black gold-like substance. I mean I couldnt even smell it! What did I annoy the waiter or something? I was painfully disappointed at the lack of Black Truffle aioli on my burger. Despite the lack of truffles, the flavor was adequate, juicy and homey; my mouth salivated with every bite yearning for another and another. Upon reaching the epicenter of the patty there was an eruption of cheese that burst and oozed onto my palette. The crispness of the bun and the buttery saltiness of the Pat La Frieda blend was decent and worth it.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
152 out of 332 people found this review helpful.

Add Comment

You will be prompted to sign in with your NYMag or
Facebook account.

  awful average excellent
In determining overall rating, food and service are given more weight.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Would you go back?

Some Hints:

  • The best reviews give a clear sense of why you liked or disliked a restaurant, bar, or store. And that means details. Mention specifics dishes, type of crowd, pros and cons...
  • If it's helpful to compare one place to another, go for it.
  • Come up with clever, funny, pithy subject lines, and write in the first person.
  • Don't forget to read the user rating guidelines and rules.
CloseUpdating your review
| Not you?