For all its bistros and brasseries, New York’s still hurting for great French regional cooking. Enter Allegretti, a Flatiron eatery that peddles the sort of refined seasonal fare you’d expect to discover on a country road near Marseille. Chef-owner Alain Allegretti serves what may be the city’s most elegant niçoise salad, featuring hard-boiled quail eggs, flaky Sicilian tuna and a bouquet of miniature vegetables. Saffron-enriched fish soup—built from a triumvirate of rascasse (scorpion fish), rouget (red mullet) and lotte (monkfish)—is intoxicating. The staid dining room won’t transport you to the French Riviera, but the food certainly will.
|Venue name:||Allegretti (CLOSED)||Contact:|
46 W 22nd St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11:45am–2:30pm, 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, N, R to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $34. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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