Chef Patrick Lacey, who honed his kitchen skills at Del Posto and Eataly, turns from Italy to France with this bright small-plates bistro. Tuck into Euro-accented dishes—many served in mini cast-iron skillets—such as crispy pieds de cochon (stuffed pig feet served with watercress and pickled mustard seeds) or moules au vadouvan (mussels with roasted tomato, fennel and curry), along with sides like pommes aligot (melted cheese and mashed potatoes). More than 50 French bottles make up the wine list, sorted by prices ranging from “bourgeoisie” to “royalty.” Graffiti adds shocks of electric color to the diminutive brick-walled spot, which is otherwise outfitted with genteel trappings: marble tables, a patterned tile floor and painted portraits of aristocrats.
|Venue name:||Sel et Gras (CLOSED)||Contact:|
131 Seventh Ave South
|Cross street:||at 10th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed, Sun 5pm-1am; Thu-Sat 5pm-2am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St; 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $13. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
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My friends and I shared a bottle of good Bordeaux, recommended by the friendly and engaging server, and number of small plates, all of which were excellent. The hangar steak was cooked perfectly. The french fries, which must have been fried in duck fat, were terrific and served with an superb handmade mayo. They only serve bier and wine. I also like the croque mademoiselle (slider version of madame) was topped with a perfectly cooked quail egg.