Rather than going the usual bistro route, chef-owner Pip Freeman (the Grocery) combines Gallic fare with down-home American sensibilities at this country-inspired spot. He pairs a porcine riff on beef bourguignonne with mustard greens and toasted buckwheat; elevates poutine with fresh mussels and a white-wine gravy; and stows chicken confit in a sandwich. Tipplers can settle into shiny burgundy banquettes for cocktails, like a Polish Blanc with Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka and Oloroso Sherry. Keeping up the highbrow-meets-lowbrow effect, vintage French posters contrast with red-and-white wallpaper printed with images of Biggie Smalls and the Coney Island Cyclone.
|Venue name:||Three Letters|
930 Fulton St
|Cross street:||at St. James Pl|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Thu, Sun 5:30-11pm; Fri, Sat 5:30pm-midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: C to Clinton–Washington Aves; C, Franklin Ave S to Franklin Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $17. AmEx, MC, V|