Bernard Ros—who shuttered Meli Melo following a fire in 2011—makes his return to Midtown East with a casual French bistro. At the 45-seat restaurant, named after a nickname for Paris, the chef turns out Gallic classics: escargots de Bourgogne, mussels à la Marinière and Provençal seafood bouillabaisse drizzled with garlic aioli. Eight European wines are available by the glass, while beer options include tap standards like Stella Artois, Heineken and Budweiser. Above white-clothed banquet tables hang Art Deco mirrors and large Erté-inspired paintings done by Parisian Beaux Arts students.
1068 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 56th and 57th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q, R to Lexington Ave–59th St; E, M to Lexington Ave–53rd St|
|Price:||Average entree: $23. AmEx, MC, V|