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Les Enfants De Boheme

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$10 - $35
French, European
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Reviewed November 15, 2019

Yet another odd place to set up a small French-style cafe. Les Enfants De Boheme is so small that there is barely enough seating area to eat. Would I come back for breakfast -probably not -service was weird and it is kind of hard to...explainMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed June 13, 2019

Sunday boozy brunch for power of one, please. A long holiday weekend summons self-care to just be. The reviews are indeed paint an accurate experience for food and service excellence. This French bistro embodies a classic bistro in a New York environment. This business is...easily accessible by F train at East Broadway station in Lower East Side walking distance on Henry Street intersecting Jefferson Street. I am glad Yelp search enables me a good find as I was very inclined. Around the corner there is a annex for a bakery in true Parisian French fare bakery in the front, cafe in the rear. My male server was doing it all as a very capable, competent, able-bodied man who was "running around like a chicken with its head cut off" as hostess, waiter, bus boy, cashier, etc. as he was operating the business alone. I valued and appreciate hard work, efficiency, effectiveness, attentiveness, respect and professionalism which my male server exhibits all. My bill total $29 as Eggs Norwegian is an added $2 to the boozy brunch set price $27. The bill is served on a actual used vintage postcard with a foreign postage stamp. LES Eggs Norwegian + $2 Two poached eggs, marinated salmon, Hollandaise sauce served on English muffin, salad and roasted potatoes. It was enticing delicious! The Hollandaise sauce was refreshing as it was light. The two poached eggs were prepared well as the running yolk was oozing onto my plate very well and fresh. It is extremely pleasing soft and prepared well. The roasted potatoes were good side portion but slightly harden perhaps overcooked and slightly dry which I had to use salt for condiment. The side salad was very light and refreshing as it contain sufficient dressing without drowning. One brunch cocktail (included) Mimosa was delightful but contain pulp from orange. I do not like pulp in drinks. I substituted coffee for mint tea by Bio Tea Malongo which was very aromatic and fragrant. I am enamored of this tea. The aroma fragrant enable to de-stress mind, body and briefly cleansed my spirit. This tea was aromatherapy than sipping for hydration. Note: Cash only and there is a ATM machine inside.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Came here with my parents and my toddler for dinner on a Sunday and loved every minute. Authentically French, down to the no-substitutions rule (which the ladies at the next table did not appreciate). Cash only. We had the mussels which my toddler barely shared,...the duck (confit that night), salmon special, and the cod. All fantastic. Great wine list, as well as interesting cocktails to start with. I'll be back for another Spicy Gringo soon! CASH ONLY! There are signs everywhere, as well as in a million places online. Again, the ladies dining at the next table seemed to have missed this part to so BRING CASH. Live music on Sundays, we will be back for sure as my daughter loved bopping along to the music while we were eating.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Looking for a nice and interesting breakfast in the Lower East Side, around 9 or 10 o'clock, is a real challenge. We have done that before. Be it upscale Dirty French, Public Kitchen by the celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, or Izakaya Blue Ribbon, all the...choices you usually get are 2 or 3 egg dishes, granolas, oatmeal (if you are lucky) and maybe an avocado toast. Brunches start usually at a later hour, around 11 AM. Les Enfants De Bohème is a happy exclusion. The menu offers you a lot of unusual and exciting choices, such as CROQUE MONSIEUR/MADAME, TARTARE DU BLED (steak tartare), SALMON BURGER, BOHEMIAN CHEESEBURGER, and BOHEMIAN EGGS, just to name a few. All of this in addition to the wide selections of both sweet and savory crêpes (the latters are the traditional Bretonne galette de sarrasin, made with blé noir, gluten-free buckwheat flour and served with mixed green salad). The prices are very budget friendly, the service is great, and the interior is cozy, inviting, and informal, reminiscent of a non-touristy corner bistro de quartier somewhere in Paris, off the beaten path. That was the intention of the restaurant's owner, the Parisian Stéfan Jonot, known by his previous successful restaurant ventures in the neighborhood. The restaurant is located on the corner of Henry and Jefferson streets, off the Eastern Broadway, once a hub of the Jewish communal and religious life, with numerous synagogues, small prayer houses (stiebels) of the various Eastern European hasidic groups, and the imposing building of the daily newspaper Forverts (now converted into condos). Starting from the 1980s, the area became a center of the Chinese immigrants from the southeastern China's Fujian province, and was (and still is) known as Little Fuzhou. The crime in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s was rampant (so much for those lamenting the sprawling gentrification), but right now the neighborhood is enjoying a gradual revival. Please make a mental note, Les Enfants De Bohème is a cash only joint. There is an ATM available on the premises, but better off, just come in carrying some cash on you. Next door, on Jefferson St., there is a take-out place, Les Enfants Delice, offering some of the spacilaties the restaurants is known for. They do accept credit cards there, with a minimum of $10 charge. Les Enfants De Bohème used to be a part of Open Table, now the reservations are obtained via Yelp.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

There were seven at our table and everyone was blown away. The food was amazing, everything from the appetizers, entrees and dessert! The creme brûlée was the best I’ve ever had! Will absolutely go back and have already recommended friends!

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Les Enfants is cozy, friendly and cash only, specials written on a chalk board. Service was very prompt, house wines excellent. Steak good but not exceptional. Moules wonderful. Crepe Brûlée delicious. ATM in the back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Dined here last night and it was really good. The staff were very friendly even though it was so busy. The restaurant is small and does get quite loud, but that just adds to the ambiance. The food was also really good. We had the...duck confit and a duck special of the day. We also had the creme brûlée and the dessert special which was a mille crepe with salted caramel. It was divine.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

As a native New Yorker that grew up in the area, it's always amazing to me how the area has changed yet still the same. This little French bistro is situated in the middle of three neighborhoods. You have your projects on one side, Chinatown...on the other, and a gentrified LES on the third side. I came here for Sunday brunch and it was pretty quiet. I ordered the short rib Benedict and my girlfriend ordered the steak and eggs. The poached eggs were perfectly cooked and gooey. The short ribs were also quite tasty. I would say that the steak and eggs were just okay. The steak was done to the correct temperature but I feel like it was under seasoned and that choice of cut was a bit tough. It should have been marinated or prepped differently to give it more tender and flavorful. As an FYI, this place is cash only. I would give them a 3.5 but a 4 because I can't and they weren't bad. Overall I'd come again but just to see what else they have to offer.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Long a favorite of locals, Les Enfants de Boheme is a charming petite Parisian bistro in the Lower East Side. The menu is small but varied and with daily specials, and the bread is wonderful. So, too, is the service. An artichoke salad was perfect,...and we enjoyed a lovely salmon and among the best moules we've had. A perfect spot before or after a film at Metrograph. It's cash only, some come prepared, though an ATM is onsite. Bon appetit!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

We choose this restaurant based on the reviews because we were looking for a restaurant in this neighborhood. We were not disappointed. The mushroom soup was delight, and the short ribs (cooked for 12 hours) was fabulous.

Date of visit: March 2018
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