Bistro La Promenade

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Photograph: Byron Smith, 2012, for the Wall Street Journal
La Promenade des Anglais
French toque Alain Allegretti draws on his childhood in Nice and his partial Italian heritage for his latest project—a 100-seat Mediterranean-inspired restaurant overlooking the London Terrace Gardens courtyard. Among the French Riviera–influenced dishes, find bay scallops with zucchini provençale herbs, red pepper and a pine-nut gremolata, and a hanger steak with roasted corn, baby carrots and crispy bone marrow. On the Italian side: a twist on vitello tonnato (cold veal slices with a creamy tuna sauce) that swaps in sweetbreads for the main protein. The elegant space features black-and-white marble floors, light-blue velvet banquettes and a colorful paper collage on the ceiling.
Venue name: Bistro La Promenade
Address: 461 W 23rd St
New York
Cross street: between Ninth and Tenth Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11:45am–11pm, Fri 11:45am–midnight, Sat 11am–midnight, Sun 11am–11pm
Transport: Subway: C, E to 23rd St
Price: Average main course: $27. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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