Everyone should have a little French restaurant that loves them. Tucked into a narrow storefront along Cornelia Street’s mellow restaurant row, the petite but elegant Le Gigot has a tiny welcoming bar (and a prime people-watching window seat) fronting an 11-table dining room. Grilled quail comes neatly disjointed over a tangle of frisée scattered with smoky lardons; flambéed bananas, drenched tableside in cognac and set alight, manage to be both goofily dramatic and deeply comforting.
|Venue name:||Le Gigot||Contact:|
18 Cornelia St
|Cross street:||between Bleecker and W 4th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Thu noon–2:30pm, 5–10:30pm; Fri noon–2:30pm, 5–11pm; Sat 11am–3pm, 5–11pm; Sn 11am–3pm; 5–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, V to W 4th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $24. AmEx|