Monaco-born Jerome Solamito homes in on the French Riviera at this Soho restaurant, named after the snaking roads of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix. The 75-seat eatery—outfitted with curved booths and a racetrack-inspired black-and-white bar—divides its menu between traditional and newfangled takes on coastal Gallic fare. Chef Andres Grundy—an alum of Boston's Clio and last seen at the short-lived Hotel Williamsburg—composes small plates like barbajuans (deep-fried pasties) and a provençal pissaldiere (caramelized onion tart), as well as seared diver scallops with pimentón emulsion, and clams with fennel confiture and champagne sauce. For beverages, sip Corsica beer (Pietra), French and Italian wines, and cocktails such as the Grace Kelly (strawberry-infused bourbon, vanilla syrup, egg white, rosewater and lemon juice).
430 Broome St
|Cross street:||at Crosby St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 6pm–midnight; Thu–Sat 6pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||Average main course: $28. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|