Restaurants, French Meatpacking District
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
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This white-washed Meatpacking standby nods to Saint–Tropez’s glitzy party scene with crystal chandeliers and champagne-soaked brunches legendary for tabletop dancing. Food may be beside the point, but revelers can find clubby French-Mediterranean fare, like ahi tuna tartare with avocado salad and a lime-soy vinaigrette; truffled chicken with roasted potatoes; and pan-seared sea scallops with braised endive and vanilla beurre blanc.


Venue name: Bagatelle
Address: 1 Little W 12th St
New York
Cross street: at Ninth Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 5:30pm–1am; Sat, Sun 11:30am–6pm, 7pm–1am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Price: Average main course: $22. AmEx, MC, V
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4.5 / 5

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Think fine dining x upscale club and you get Bagatelle on a weekend night. Everything, including the food (I had tuna tartare and gnocchi), the drink (excellent bottle service), and the waitstaff (handsome french-speaking men that dance and deliver bottles/cakes in costumes), made for a phenomenal experience. The best part, however, was the atmosphere. The DJ here knows what makes people want to dance. Bagatelle is essentially a purveyor of glamorous fun. So if that's what you're looking for, check it out! 


Had an early, boozy brunch, at the fun (and a bit wild) Bagatelle. Started with a bread basket, a few sides, and a croissant sandwich. The service staff were very nice, and approachable - though maybe also a little caught up in presenting the right atmosphere of perceived exclusivity. Everything was good - light, savory and tasty - with fun alcohol pairings, and one of those places were ordering bottles of champagne before or slightly after noon is kind of expected. Finished with a fantastic (if not a bit pricey) fruit platter, and stumbled on my way. Overall, it was a really nice experience, where good food may be overshadowed by a young, party-ready crowd. It was kind of fun to see bouncers at brunch.