Updated: Jun 16
This post is a list of my favorite restaurants.
I will continue to update this list as I find restaurants I love and that I plan on going back to.
I hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.
Please feel free to add your favorites in the comments so we can try them.
And please let us know if you try the ones I've listed and what you think of them.
New York City
There is nothing like eating a good meal in a Paris bistro.
That is what makes Quatorze so special, it is a Parisian bistro in NYC. and it is delicious!
This has been one of our favorite restaurants for years! The food is good, consistently good. The menu is no different than it would be in Paris and that is what makes it so much fun. The difference is the language, not the food.
I am a creature of habit at least with what I order. I start with a salad de lardon (chicory, bacon, and hot vinaigrette) that is by far the best in town. And then whether I am in Paris or NY I have to have a steak frites and I’ve never regretted my decision. And for dessert, I can’t resist the hot apple tart, but that isn’t because there aren’t lots of other tasty choices.
It isn’t that I haven’t had other things on the menu, of course, I have and I’ve loved everything I’ve had. You won’t be disappointed.
The atmosphere is perfect, you never know who you’ll see there. But whoever is there or not the energy is hopping and it’s exciting.
The staff is great and amazingly welcoming, they make us feel like old friends they are happy to see again.
If you can’t get a table head to the bar where they will be glad to serve you dinner and you can enjoy the lively conversation of the other patrons.
What makes it so much fun, besides the excellent service, great food, and the wonderful atmosphere is that everyone there is really happy to be there and that isn’t the case everywhere you go.
I highly recommend it.
A little history
In 1984 Quatorze opened on 14th street.
In 1990 they opened their second restaurant Quatorze bis on 79th street.
They are now located on 1rst Ave and 82nd Street
1578 First Ave, NYC.