Lumiere opens in Alphabet City

Find coastal Mediterranean plates at this mod East Village eatery

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Paul Wagtouicz

Lumiere


There’s a new head-turner in Alphabet City—and we’re not talking about any of the artfully disheveled East Villagers stalking the streets. This Mediterranean eatery, overseen by chef Wesley Wobles (The DL), is rigged with angles sharper than a sushi knife: Tangram panels cover the whitewashed brick walls, and origami-inspired teal stools cozy up to the bar, softened by bulbous Egyptian lamps hanging overhead. Despite the mod digs, the menu sticks to classic coastal-European plates: orecchiette with Tuscan kale and grana padano; gâteau au chou-fleur (cauliflower cake) with chickpea salad; and pistachio-crusted rack of lamb with vegetable gratin. Downstairs, find a red-lit cocktail lounge, offering drinks like a Mediterranean old-fashioned, made with lemon oil and sour cherries. 189 E 3rd St between Aves A and B (212-982-3838)

DINNER MENU:
SMALL
Chilled-beet-and-yogurt soup, diced avocado, $7
Asparagus and beet salad, gâteau de chevre, $12
Shiitake-and-artichoke tart, Comté cheese, cauliflower crust, $10
Curry chicken salad, Saturn Farms red-leaf lettuce, radish, raisins, $11
Duck rillettes, lingonberries, Dijon mustard, croutons, $9
Steamed Long Island littleneck clams, Lillet Blanc, lavender, $11
Lobster tarragon cone, kale chips, $22
Hummus, red pepper and heirloom tomato, pine nut and artichoke, fennel-seed flatbread, $9
Langoustine stuffed shrimp, pickled vegetable salad, $16
Sliders, lamb and curried mango chutney, ground brisket and goat cheese, vegetable and tabouli, $12
Crescent Farm duck-confit salad, hydroponic Bibb lettuce, local peaches and shaved Comté, $14

MEDIUM
Pancetta flatbread, ricotta salata, fire-roasted tomato, crispy mushrooms, chili oil, $8
Roasted spring-vegetable flatbread, eggplant puree, $8
Orecchiette, Tuscan kale, fire-roasted tomato, grana padano, $16
Wild-mushroom-stuffed ravioli, roasted garlic cloves, spinach, cognac, $18
Plat du fromage, fruit, jam, croutons, $14

LARGE
Eden Farms long-bone pork chop, celery-root puree, $24
Colorado rack of lamb, Dijon pistachio crust, vegetable gratin, $29
Ecuadorian shrimp, Andouille sausage creole, coconut rice, $22
Creekstone rib-eye steak, béarnaise sauce, hand-cut shoestring fries, $28
Free-range Moroccan spiced chicken, vegetable ratatouille, $21
Gâteau au chou-fleur, cauliflower cakes, chickpea and carrot salad, sauce blanche, $20
Lumiere burger, ground beef brisket, ciabatta bun, tarragon Dijon, $15
Shellfish bouillabaisse, white-wine tomato broth, $21
Seared Gulf Coast red snapper, banana alize sauce, $24

SIDES
Root-vegetable gratin, $6
Crispy parsnips, artichokes, thyme, balsamic glaze, $6
Steamed asparagus, chervil, lemon, almonds, $8
Bucati mac and cheese, white sharp cheddar béchamel, $8

DESSERTS
Blueberry banana tiramisu, $8
Financier, almond cake, poached peach, $8
Chocolate-stuffed strawberries, Nutella ravioli, hazelnuts, $8
Key lime and raspberry cheesecake, $8
Crème brûlée surprise trio, $8
Soufflé du jour, $11

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