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Maison Close

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15 Watts St, New York
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During the weekly cabaret nights at this French restaurant in Tribeca, you'll see sparklers, champagne showers, and waiters in costume whipping around napkins while people dance on tables. But if you come for dinner on a regular night, there won’t be much to distract from the fact that your red snapper is overcooked, your pâte tastes freezer-burned, and your tough, flavorless dessert could inspire a children’s book called “The Saddest Clafoutis.” As the night goes on, the scene fills out with fashion people who all seem to know each other, and you’ll see a slightly different version of Donatella Versace at each blue velvet booth in the Belle Époque-inspired space. If you’re looking for a party, skip dinner and come for drinks after 10pm. The food itself is so flawed, we’re left wondering if the heavy French accent on one of the very friendly waiters is even real.

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