Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Provencal paradise in Meatpacking

Originally uploaded by lools.

I finally discovered a charming French restaurant that has not only a terrific ambience but also plenty of vegetarian options. Paradou, located in the Meatpacking district, has a cozy bar, a tiny dining room and a sprawling garden. The bar and tables are constructed from vintage wine crates creating a rustic atmosphere. The candles at every table create a super romantic aura.

We had dinner with a small group of friends on Friday night and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Try the kir as an aperitif followed by red or white french wine you can select from many many options. The food is pretty casual - this place is best known for its grilled sandwiches, crepes and salads. I'm told that their weekend brunches are to die for.

I loved the roasted beet salad with herbed Chevre and the Mushroom, Asparagus, Pecorino & Truffle Oil crepe which was truly divine. Best of all was dessert - nutella and banana crepe! How could I possibly go wrong ;)

Paradou NYC
8 Little West 12th Street
Between 9th and Washington Ave
NY, NY 10014
Phone: 212.463.8345
Dinner: 7 Days a Week
Brunch: Sat & Sun


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