In the hip Mile End neighborhood, this small space has a polished yet bohemian vibe, with plaid banquettes and mismatched tables and chairs. London-born chef Marc Cohen turns out superb, offal-heavy dishes influenced by France, Italy and Spain, like a pot au feu of boiled beef, ox tongue and smoked sausage, and veal tail agnolotti. At brunch, his British roots come out in a menu loaded with classics such as scones with jam and clotted cream and bubble and squeak (a UK comfort food dish of fried potato and cabbage). Talented sommelier Etheliya Hananova helps diners navigate her short, excellent wine list centered on small producers from France and Italy.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.