An interior featuring a re-creation of a Parisian grocery store, its shelves filled with French knickknacks and cans of petits pois, sets apart this neighborhood bistro. The unpretentious classics are just as appealing. Steak tartare is a well-seasoned pile of tender fillet, tomatoes and capers; mussels submerged in a white-wine-and-shallot broth are all-you-can-eat on Monday nights ($12.50). After dinner, retreat to the adjoining Café Charbon to linger over Gallic brews, such as Alsatian Fischer Amber Ale.
|Venue name:||Epicerie (CLOSED)|
168–170 Orchard St
|Cross street:||at Stanton St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri 5pm–1am; Sat 11am–1am; Sun 11am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V 2nd Avenue–Lower East Side|
|Price:||Average main course: $15|