The last night before a cruise out of Brooklyn and we'd prowled Chelsea, Tribeca and Soho for a just right place to enjoy our last night in the city this trip. We love France, its people and its food and saw French Roast. The amibience is brasserie with the offer of sidewalk seating at sunset. We lucked out with our waitress (newly from France, and looking like Marion Cotillard). We tried their Mussels Provençal (served quickly and hot with a crisp white wine, garlic and tomato sauce. My wife's Steak frites was just as she wanted it and my lamb was perfectly done. The service was unobtrusive, prompt and enjoyable. The recommended wine was also quite good and their wine list (and prices) were brasserie styled - welcoming and repeatable.
We enjoyed it so much we returned, with others, for breakfast the next morning (you've got to try their so delicious coffee!)
Informal, delightful, brasserie food and drink on a Friday night in NYC. A great ending to a great visit!
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