Café d’ Alsace, New York, NY
A good French neighborhood restaurant. Like Simon Oren’s other popular French-themed establishments (Nice Matin, Marseille), Café d’Alsace boasts many of the cheery features that have helped make the ersatz bistro-brasserie model the dominant comfort formula of our age. There is the curved pewter bar and rows of tables and our are jammed together, which, in summertime, will no doubt spill out onto the street. CT81 in Mint Green.