Lunch at Frenchette

When I read the Best of 2018 lists this year, there was one place that appeared in almost every article, Frenchette; a lively little French bistro on the edge of Tribeca. Chef Riad Nasr and Chef Lee Hanson are in the kitchen; a dynamic duo who opened the kitchen of Balthazar  together back in 1997.

The space exudes a mix of characteristics similar to city's classic French spots; the bright, clean elegance of Balthazar and the cool, bar vibe of Raouls; but it's also decidedly different with a small, simple menu and a casual, laid back style of service.

On the weekend lunch menu a rich, smoky Duck Confit served atop a bounty of root vegetables perfect for soaking up all the juicy drippings from the bird. 

A beautiful Brouillade studded with garlic Peconic escargot; a dish that truly showcases the French lust for butter.   

Crispy Pomme Frites with an eggy mayo...

...and a scoop of creamy Salted Caramel Ice Cream for dessert.  C'est Magnifique!

241 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013