Restaurants, French Midtown East
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Matisse Restaurant

Escape the hectic day-to-day at this French bistro in Midtown East. Order a glass, carafe or bottle of wine to take the edge off (hey, we’re not judging), then settle in for a traditional Gallic meal. You might start off with a cheese plate (three cheeses for $18), then dive into classic hors d’oeuvres like seared foie gras ($18) or a caramelized onion tarte tatin with goat cheese ($12). The entrees include even more hallmarks of French cuisine like Julia Child’s recipe for beef bourguignon ($25), coq au vin ($24), hand-cut steak tartare ($24) and salmon a la niçoise ($26). Finish your meal with ile flottante, a dessert of soft meringue floating in a lake of light custard, or perhaps a few profiteroles with molten chocolate sauce (both $9). Be sure to snag a reservation for Saturday nights—the restaurant hosts live jazz from 8 to 11pm. 

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Matisse says
Matisse is an authentic French Bistro and Wine Bar, we offer a large selection of French culinary classics like our famous "Julia Child"s" Boeuf Bourguignon recipe.
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Venue name: Matisse
Address: 924 Second Ave @49th Street
New York
Cross street: between 49th and 50th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, 11:30am-midnight; Thu, Fri 11:30-midnight; Sat 10am-midnight; Sun 10am-10pm
Transport: Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 42nd or 51st St
Price: Average main course: $28. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Dorian G

Really enjoyed the food and ambiance at this place.  They have all of my french favorites and really great pre-fixe option.  They also offer live jazz music Sat nights!