The Odeon across the street may be an institution—but that means it draws tourists. The locals have Edward’s bistro all locked up. They come with their kids, their dates, their dogs, whatever. The vibe is loose and comfy, without being sloppy. (In warm months, there are sidewalk tables out front.) Steak frites are the soul of the menu, and the kitchen uses a good cut of meat and cooks it to order; the black-and-blue tuna steak is equally tasty. Both the start (country frisée salad) and the finish (crème brûlée) were also without fault. Service is consistently friendly and efficient, but never intrusive.
136 West Broadway
|Cross street:||between Duane and Thomas Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 9am–midnight; Fri, Sat 9am–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St|
|Price:||Average main course: $16. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|