Category Archives: FRENCH

La Sirene, West Village, NYC

La Sirene, West Village, NYC

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La Sirène

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Bagatelle, Meatpacking District, NYC

Bagatelle, Meatpacking District, NYC

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Bagatelle
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Claudette, Greenwich Village, NYC

Claudette, Greenwich Village, NYC

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Claudette

Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½  

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$ 

Must try: Corsican Mint Salad, Lamb Burger, Eggplant with Tahini
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Maison Kayser at Bryant Park, Midtown West, NYC

Maison Kayser at Bryant Park, Midtown West, NYC

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Maison Kayser

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Le Village, East Village, NYC

Le Village, East Village, NYC

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Le Village

 

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Holiday Preview Breakfast with Eric Kayser ,UWS, NYC

Holiday Preview Breakfast with Eric Kayser ,UWS, NYC

 

I was invited to a media preview breakfast for the opening of the newest Maison Kayser on the Upper West Side, hosted by Eric Kayser himself!

 

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Café Triskell, Astoria,NYC

Café Triskell, Astoria,NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance:☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try:  French Onion Soup
, Croque Madame

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Paname Restaurant, Upper East Side, NYC

Paname Restaurant, Upper East Side, NYC

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Brunch at Lafayette, Greenwich Village, NYC

Brunch at Lafayette, Greenwich Village, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Soft Scrambled Eggs Vol-Au-Vent

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Musical Mondays and Le Cirque’s 40th Anniversary at Le Cirque Café

Musical Mondays and Le Cirque’s 40th Anniversary at Le Cirque Café

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Sel et Poivre, Upper East Side, NYC

Sel et Poivre, Upper East Side, NYC

 

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Juliette, Williamsburg, NYC

Juliette, Williamsburg, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Eggs Forestière

Juliette is an ultra charming brassiere in Williamsburg located right next to the famed Egg.

Nested in an area where trendy restaurants open ever so often, Juliette has managed to hold its own. Offering a locally sourced, French inspired menu classic favorites with a twist rule here. The meal we had here was very solid.

The interiors at Juliette are French country whimsy. The space offers locales to suit every mood. There is a vintage barroom up front, a main dining room, a solarium adorned with vines and an extremely popular rooftop bar that is packed during warmer weather. 

For those who care, Juliette was recently featured on Project Runway in Episode 9 (Let’s do Brunch)! That is definitely one way you can spend your time here by checking out the scene but for others like me…..the food will occupy you just fine too.

Here is some of what we ate:

 

BAKED FARM EGGS

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SMOKED SALMON BENEDICT 


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EGGS FORESTIERE

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* Restaurant Name
Juliette
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Williamsburg / French
* Street Address
135 North 5th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
* Phone
(718) 388-9222
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Le Bernardin, Midtown West, NYC

Le Bernardin, Midtown West, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆ ½

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Tasting Menu

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Bonjour Crêpes & Wine, Yorkville, NYC

Bonjour Crêpes & Wine, Yorkville, NYC

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Food: ☆☆

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

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Mercer Kitchen, Soho, NYC

Mercer Kitchen, Soho, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Steamed Shrimp Salad, Pizza with Roasted Eggplant

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The Modern Dining Room at MoMA, Midtown West, NYC

The Modern Dining Room at MoMA, Midtown West, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$$

Must try: prix fixe

 

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Tartinery, Nolita, NYC

Tartinery, Nolita, NYC

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Food: ☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Soups

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DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Lower East Side, NYC

DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Lower East Side, NYC
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Food: ☆☆☆½

 Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Price: $$$

I recommend:  Burgers, Fried Egg Bourguinon, 

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Minetta Tavern, Greenwich Village, NYC

Minetta Tavern, Greenwich Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆ ½

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Black Label Burger

 

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Gardens Open at Jeanne and Gaston, Chelsea, NYC

Gardens Open at Jeanne and Gaston, Chelsea, NYC

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The garden is open at Jeanne and Gaston and you just have to experience it!

Claude Godard, the charming Chef and owner of this little oasis on 14th street recently hosted a “Meet the Chef in the Garden” event for the press.

 

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Chef Godard is a third-generation chef from Burgundy who is also a Maitres Cuisinier.

 

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We spent the evening in the soothing environs of this little sanctuary as we noshed on delightful little bites and sipped on perfectly chilled rosé.

 Now can you think of a better way to welcome spring?

 

Here is some of what we ate:

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Table Verte, East Village, NYC

Table Verte, East Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$ ½

Must try: Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Yam Cake

 (This meal was complimentary which did not affect my review.)

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Dominique Ansel Bakery, SoHo, NYC

Dominique Ansel Bakery, SoHo, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆½

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Almond Croissant , Dka “dominique’s kouign amann”

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Bouchon, Las Vegas, NV

Bouchon, Las Vegas, NV

 

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Beignets de Brandade de Morue, Quiche

Bouchon is housed at the Venetian and is known for its clever interpretations of classic French bistro cuisine.

Thomas Keller is a food icon and eating at Bouchon, which is based on his Napa Valley bistro, was one of the most anticipated events of my trip to Vegas.

Unfortunately my experience turned out to be a rather lackluster one. I think it was more to do with the service versus just the food.

Our server was rather edgy which really took away from the kind of comfort and ease I expected the evening to present.

The food was definitely good but nothing blew me away. I thought the appetizers proved to be better than the entrees. The quiche was amazing as were the cod fritters.

However, overall I was disappointed as I had much higher expectations from a Thomas Keller restaurant. I would go back to give it a fair chance – perhaps for lunch next time.

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Quiche du Jour

 

Beignets de Brandade de Morue

 

Gigot d’Agneau

 

Confit d’Esturgeon

 

Truite Amandine

 

Île Flottante

 

Tarte au Citron

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* Restaurant Name
Bouchon Bistro
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
French
* Street Address
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard S , Las Vegas, NV 89109
* Phone
(702) 414-6200
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Macaron Café, Midtown East, NYC

Macaron Café, Midtown East, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆ ½

Service: ☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try:  White Chocolate Ganache,  Strawberry Rhubarb, Dark Chocolate 

 

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Jeanne & Gaston, Chelsea, NYC

Jeanne & Gaston, Chelsea, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½ 

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Pike Mousseline, Chocolate Napoleon with Rasberry Soufflé

 

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