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Maman Tribeca

Restaurants, French Tribeca
Photograph: Courtesy Maman Tribeca/Victoria Jane Photography
Photograph: Courtesy Maman Tribeca/Victoria Jane Photography
Photograph: Courtesy Maman Tribeca/Victoria Jane Photography

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Tribeca has its share of sophisticated cafés for a leisurely breakfast or lunch, but none are as light and airy as Maman Tribeca. Divided into a bakery space and a more formal dining area, the restaurant’s whitewashed walls and eclectic, flea marketinspired décor makes it worthy of an Instagram session.

You won’t be able to resist photographing the cuisine, either. A salad of leeks, walnuts, Parmesan, sun-dried tomatoes and Dijon vinaigrette ($11) has a beautiful dual presentation of greens on one plate and the salad’s toppings on another. The vinaigrette, though, leaned too heavy on the mustard, and the leeks felt stringy and undercooked. A burger made of beef tartare ($15) faired better, blended with cornichons and Savora mustard and topped with a poached egg. The Clam Chowder Bouillabaisse ($16) offers a table-side presentation, the broth poured over perfectly cooked black sea bream and a smattering of vegetables. It’s delicious, if a tad under-seasoned. But the winner on the table? The Shepherd’s Pie ($16), filled with duck confit and caramelized onions and topped with a layer of cheesy mashed potatoes. A rich, dark gravy gets drizzled over the whole dish upon serving, infusing it with savory goodness.

The desserts at Maman Tribeca shouldn’t be missed, either. The Paris-NY ($10), choux pastry piped with peanut butter-flavored cream, is an ideal amalgamation of its namesake cities. Not to be outdone, a dreamy bowl of rice pudding ($10) comes flecked with vanilla bean and topped with homemade dulce de leche, making it total (if elevated) comfort food. That’s the draw at Maman Tribeca—familiar French staples with upscale and unexpected twists. 




Address: 211 West Broadway
New York
Transport: Subway: 1 to Franklin St
Price: $15 and under
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7am–12am; Sat 8am–12am; Sun 8am–6pm
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