SoHo's Best Restaurants: This timeless French bistro has sat on a commercial stretch of SoHo's main drag for over 30 years, but it wears its age well, n'est-ce pas? Its picture-perfect, candlelit interiors surround an impressive art collection (Why, that is an original Martin Schreiber print! Bien sur!) including one larger than life, redheaded nude who some patrons liken to Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. But none of that exterior beauty can compete with the inviting menu of Parisian brasserie favorites. A convivial crowd of up-and-coming models, elderly neighborhood regulars and the sort of women who look like they work in galleries happily convene for hearty glasses of Gamay and perfectly prepared steak au poivre.
Business Dinner: Chic and trendy, this French establishment is a popular place for both locals and celebrities. Some have defined this little spot as being hip and funky due to its photo and painting-covered brick walls and dim, brasserie atmosphere. Menu items include roast organic chicken with butternut squash, Montauk flute with roquette, and poached mackerel with preserved lemon. TRAIN: C, E to Spring St