For the last decade, Jean-Claude Iacovelli’s eponymous bistro has delivered Paris-by-way-of-Soho with barely a nudge in price. The restaurant remains a solid bet for rustic French fare without pretense or planning (they take reservations, but mostly they aren’t necessary). Standards include sautéed sweetbreads with caramelized leeks, and bordelaise-sauced hanger steak with a decadent tower of gratin potatoes. Save room for the exceptional apple tarte Tatin.
|Venue name:||Jean Claude||Contact:|
137 Sullivan St
|Cross street:||between W Houston and Prince Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 6–11pm; Fri, Sat 6–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to Spring St; N, R to Prince St; 1 to Houston St|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. Cash only|