The former East 10th Street institution’s current space, though lacking some of the charm of its old location, still recalls a Gallic countryside bistro—down to the pleasingly rustic brunch menu. Slabs of croissant French toast resemble flaky elephant-ear pastry, and expertly poached eggs come with hollandaise and smoky chicken-and-apple sausage. Booths are up a flight of stairs, but the ramp into the first-floor dining room makes stroller navigation a breeze.
59 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between 12th and 13th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–10:30pm, Sun 10am–9:30pm|
|Price:||Average main course: $24. AmEx, MC, V|