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78 Solid

An all-day café, with perfect Parisian omelettes, that turns into a wine bar at night, from one of the city’s most accomplished restaurateurs.

234 W. 4th St., New York, NY, 10014



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The lowdown

The restaurateur Gabriel Stulman — whose mini empire includes Jeffrey’s Grocery, Fedora, and Joseph Leonard, among others — opened Fairfax with the stated goal of making it a spot that could be all things to all people: a place to drop-in for omelettes or coffee in the mornings, one of the city’s premiere avocado-toast destinations, and even a relatively accomplished wine bar at night. In large part, he and his team succeed, thanks in part to a menu that’s more thoughtful than it needs to be (you won’t find dishes like octopus with yuca and cucumber relish on most coffee-shop menus) and a design that makes the entire place feel like your most fashionable friend’s sprawling living room.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesPetite omelette; Israeli breakfast; Fairfax burger.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized