It took only a few word-of-mouth whispers to draw hordes to this Village bistro from Odeon owner Lynn Wagenknecht. Though its cuisine is urban bistro, the decor is all country: A corner bar separates two artfully cluttered mushroom-gray rooms festooned with antlers, taxidermy and framed vegetable prints. The short menu, overseen by Odeon chef Vincent Nargi, tends toward the rich and heavy—falling-off-the-bone short ribs are braised in veal stock and red wine, and squash ravioli are doused in sweet sage and brown butter.
|Venue name:||Café Cluny||Contact:|
248 W 12th St
|Cross street:||at 4th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon 8am–11pm, Tue–Fri 8am–midnight, Sat 9am–midnight, Sun 9am-11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $24. AmEx, MC, V|
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A truly unique vibe here - think of a French botanist and bird lover who inherited a small fortune and decided to open her own restaurant in the West Village. And her quirky cousin did all the tables and chairs. The place is not spacious, but if you don't mind a bit of crowding and noise, it's a delightful joint to get a pre-show dinner or just eat and stroll the ever-lovely streets of the area. The menu is hearty and global -- heritage chicken, Canadian venison, Wagyu steak frites. The frisee salad for some reason sticks in my mind. Ane the wine selections are excellent. It's romantic, unique place, great for date or a treat for yourself.