Adorned with works by local artists, this casual, intimate neighborhood bistro offers standard French fare like an excellent charcuterie plate and a hearty lamb stew, as well as a number of American-influenced dishes (chipotle-barbecued baby back ribs or Arctic char on a bed of lentils with smoked bacon). The dessert menu is highlighted by the homemade Banoffee (banana, caramel and chocolate) Pie, while an affordable wine list and attentive wai staff enhance the appeal. In addition to cooking classes, Camaje offers “Dark Dining” for the truly intrepid—diners are blindfolded and left to enjoy special menus guided only by their remaining senses.
85 MacDougal St
|Cross street:||between Bleecker and W Houston Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F to W 4th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $21. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|