New this week
Thu Jan 4 2007
Le Petit March
Photo: Cinzia Reale-Castello
The mark of the bistro
If the moules frites, escargot and bouillabaisse (pictured) don’t give it away, the reproductions of Renoirs and French bottled beer should: Le Petit March is as French as they come. The 50-seat restaurant, on quaint Henry Street, serves only classic bistro dishes. 46 Henry St between Cranberry and Middagh Sts, Brooklyn Heights (718-858-9605).—Juliet Kenny
Upper West Siders no longer have to head downtown for flashy Asian fare: This bi-level eatery has Buddha statues, neon lights, a sake lounge, and dishes from Thailand, Malaysia and Japan. 710 Amsterdam Ave between 94th and 95th Sts (212-280-8878).
Beatrice Inn Paul
Sevigny (yes, Chlo’s brother) has partnered with Employees Only co-owner Matt Bromcheck to open this clandestine hangout—bar and restaurant—in a former speakeasy. The retro menu features steaks, Reubens and vodka egg creams. 285 W 12th St between Eighth Ave and W 4th St (no phone yet).
They’re not serving your grandma’s cuppa at this tea shop—unless she’s into concoctions like lychee and white tea. The menu includes six signature brews and snacks. 214 Ave A between 13th and 14th Sts (917-915-3102).
St James Gate
Named after the famous Guinness Brewery in Dublin, this modern Irish pub replaces midtown lounge Remedy and serves traditional pub grub—beef-and-Guinness pie, fish-and-chips and 11 beers on tap. 974 Second Ave between 51st and 52nd Sts (212-207-4784).
A sprawling 12,000-square-foot bakery and boutique has opened downtown. Sweets, made on the premises, include peanut-butter-and-jelly cupcakes and chocolate truffles. Oven mitts and dessert cookbooks are also sold. 94 Reade St between Church St and West Broadway (212-571-0500).
Compiled by Jessica Allen, Sylvie Bigar, Rebecca Ciletti, Kelly Dobkin, Juliet Kenny and Leslie Price.