There are tons of French restaurants on the Upper West Side, but most of them feel like the kind of places you’d go with someone who has a personal shopper at Brooks Brothers. Le Petit Rooster is an Upper West Side French spot that doesn’t feel like those places. You might hear Tame Impala playing during your dinner here and there’s $8 glasses of wine during Happy Hour. You can usually walk right in and get a table so it’s a great place to meet a friend for drinks and a few small plates like grilled oysters, or ratatouille. If you’re hungry enough for a full dinner, share some rotisserie chicken and the mushroom gnocchi. After your meal, be sure to take a moment and appreciate how good it is to be full of French food that cost less than one Airpod.
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Good Enough To Eat
The Upper West Side may not be flush with noteworthy dining out options, but they certainly have one meal on lockdown – brunch. Good Enough To Eat has been an institution up in these parts for a good 30 years, and a spot we'll happily go to for simple, heavy handed home cooking.
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Excuse My French
A funny little French tapas bar on the Lower East Side, with some really tasty food.
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