Proving that homework can be mouthwatering, this staid yellow-and-crimson dining room has been the training ground for students at the French Culinary Institute since 1984. Top cooks turned academics oversee would-be toques, who turn out cheapie three-course prix-fixe lunches and five-course dinners (from 8 to 9pm). Although the culinary creations—dishes like escargots with herb butter or panfried cod with yellow tomato coulis—may not always make the grade, L’Ecole offers the thrill of sampling a future master’s work, accompanied by first-class service and a 15-page wine list.
|Venue name:||L’Ecole (CLOSED)||Contact:|
|Cross street:||at Grand St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 12:30–2pm, 5:30–9pm; Sat 5:30–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6 to Canal St|
|Price:||Prix fixe: $39.95. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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