Billed as the “soufflé sanctuary,” this classic French bistro is housed in TriBeCa’s 1891 Fleming Smith Warehouse, a tall structure with green-trimmed gables and Romanesque-style arches. Inside, the brick-walled space is furnished with hardwood floors, white tablecloths, and large windows that are left open when the weather is warm. The menu includes both traditional and contemporary French fare, such as the roast duck with ginger and cassis, but the soufflés are the indisputable highlight. In addition to savory options like wild mushroom and cheese, the chefs prepare sweet soufflés in flavors like chocolate, hazelnut, raspberry, and seasonal tangerine or fig.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.