Cafe Du Soleil is a neighborhood French bistro on the UWS that most parents will love. This is partly because of the long list of French wines in the $20 range, and partly because of how old school it feels in here. There’s a TV behind the bar that might have a soccer game on, and you’ll probably be able to see a French street signs everywhere you look. It’s not cool by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s classic. and the food is highly buttery and good. Also, when it’s warm outside, you should try to sit on their sidewalk. If the idea of sitting on a wicker chair, and eating mussels in a dijonnaise sauce on a cool summer night makes you want to smoke a cigarette, we get it.
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