Petite Abielle on Hudson and Barrow is the best! I found them 4 years ago and continue to visit on a very regular basis, my job was down the street. every single item on the menu is great and if they have a fish special, do it! also the chicken stew and salmon are highlights, like the reviewer before, the fries are amazing, i must agree. and yes service is slower than usual, but it's a relaxed setting, you'll never feel the waiter rushing you out after a meal. very european. there are 5 or 6 tables inside and umbrella covered tables out front on nice days. cash only now, i wonder why, but there are a billion atms just doors from the restaurant. try it! i'm moving soon and i'll miss my little spot. i just reread this and i thought it sounds like the owner wrote it, not the case. this place is truly a gem. and brunch is grrrrrreat too. the eggs benedict with salmon or the belgian waffles, really good.