Bistro La Promenade

Photograph: Byron Smith, 2012, for the Wall Street Journal
La Promenade des Anglais
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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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