Lace curtains and antique kitchenware lend a country-farmhouse feel to this snug, cheerful bistro. Southern French flavors—anchovies, black olives, tomatoes, saffron—dominate, as in the Marseille-style fish stew, topped with baguette toasts and spicy rouille. In a nod to the north, the juicy double-thick veal chop is paired with apples roasted in Calvados. Plan ahead: La Boite is a popular pre–Lincoln Center destination, and you’ll want to linger over a satiny smooth crème brûlée.
La Boite en Bois
|Venue name:||La Boite en Bois||Contact:|
75 W 68th St
|Cross street:||between Columbus Ave and Central Park West|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun noon–2:30pm, 5–10pm; Fri, Sat noon–2:30pm, 5–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C to 72nd St; 1 to 66th St–Lincoln Ctr|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, MC, V|