Parisian Johann Giraud has retained the menu’s classics, such as saffrony Provençale fish soup: a tomato-based, delicately cayenne-spiked broth crammed with monkfish, bass, snapper, fennel, leeks and onions. The honey-sweetened caramelized-onion tart is scented with thyme, oregano and rosemary. La Mangeoire’s steak au poivre—a seared aged sirloin coated with peppercorns and doused with a mellow cognac-and-cream sauce—is superb. Peasant bread arrives warm in a tin pail, and coffee is delivered with a pitcher of steamed milk.
|Venue name:||La Mangeoire||Contact:|
1008 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 53rd and 54th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–2:30pm, 5:30–10:30pm; Fri, Sat noon–2:30pm, 5:30–11pm; Sun noon–3pm, 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. AmEx, DC, MC, V|