Lively groups munching on generously portioned bistro fare tempt passersby at this comfortable cream-colored brasserie. In addition to French standards like steak with garlicky fries and herbed butter, Latin flair rears its head with dishes such as sea scallops with blue-cheese polenta. The menu changes seasonally, as do the funky drinks—try the sangria loaded with cognac and berries or the Bulldog (gin, strawberry, serrano chilies and lime juice).
14 Spring St
|Cross street:||at Elizabeth St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 5pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to Prince St; 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, MC, V|