A French Perspective in New York...
Join me as I search New York for everything that reminds me of Paris but of course is still New York. Follow me as I figure out what it means to be Paris in New York.
Lower East Side: the French Restaurant and Bar district...
There are two places in New York where you can hear speaking French while walking in the streets.
Besides the Upper East Side where most of French expatriates tend to locate themselves because of the Lycee Francais, the Lower East Side is another area where you can sit at a table and hear the gallic language flow...
Here are few of them :
81 Ludlow St, at Broome Street. 212-677-9383
Fun place to meet friends for diner. Authentic French vibe with the decor and the crowd. Outdoor dining.
103 Essex Street, between Rivington and Delancey Sts. 212-260-2036
French provincial upscale dining. Murano-glass chandeliers dangling over a central communal table made for large groups or smaller parties. Private dining-room in the back. Bar with few banquettes and lounge area downstairs.
. Le Pere Pinard
175 Ludlow Street, between Houston and Stanton Sts. 212-777.4917
For the atmosphere and characters that you will meet over there.