Revolving trays of glistening tarts and cases piled high with marzipan figurines make for awe-inspiring displays at this quirky pastry-shop-cum-restaurant. The kitschy second-floor dining room is strung with twinkling Christmas lights and candy-colored murals, an odd accompaniment to the Pan-European fare (beefy Hungarian goulash shares billing with an excellent coq au vin). The menu borrows from within the ’hood as well: Basmati rice and chai masala tea are reminders of the restaurant’s location on Curry Hill’s main drag.
Chez le Chef
|Venue name:||Chez le Chef|
127 Lexington Ave
|Cross street:||between Ninth and Tenth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Wed–Fri 8am–11pm; Sat, Sun 9am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 28th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. DC, Disc, MC, V|