Chef Malik Fall left the LES’s Blue Elm to open this Senegalese-French restaurant in the former Boucarou space, where he had previously been a chef. Fall will combine culinary traditions in dishes like red-snapper farci (whole boneless fish stuffed with a mixture of bread crumbs and sweet peppers) and filet mignon mafe potpie (a peanut-enriched stew capped with puff pastry). The flashiest item on the menu may be the burger: a $35 affair that blends bison meat with kobe beef and is topped with shaved black truffle, a fried egg and melted foie gras. Numb the pain of the expense with drinks like the Drugstore Cowboy (rye whiskey, ginger and clover honey).
|Venue name:||Red Betty's||Contact:|
64 E 1st St
|Cross street:||between First and Second Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 5:30pm–midnight; Thu–Sat 5:30pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average plate: $14. AmEx, MC, V|