French Tapas: We Dish about Bar Artisanal's Petits plats
Story by Ed Salvato and James Wang; images courtesy of Artisanal
Celebrity chef, Terrance Brennan, (below right) has done it again with the April '09 opening of his chic French restaurant, Bar Artisanal in New York's trendy Tribeca neighborhood. Conveniently located at the intersection of West Broadway and 6th Ave, just south of Canal St, (located at an A, C, E subway station), the prime location gives French food and wine connoisseurs a break, if the commute to Paris is too much of a hassle.
The gay-popular bar and restaurant has already received rave reviews from local press, including the New York Times and Time Out New York, noting that the “shareable nibbles are what this place is about.” The value-oriented menu, with no dish over $20, offers a variety of authentic French small plates and entrees ranging from pizza-like pissaladieres for sharing to lamb burgers and duck gizzard confit, as well as an extensive list of special cocktails, scrumptious desserts, and an assortment of fine wine and cheese platters, which are also available when the restaurant is open late night. This is a great place for lunch, dinner or just drinks and some small plates.
The restaurant's tall ceilings and huge windows help the space to transition from fun French Bistro to romantic evening spot as the lighting changes. We like this spot for a solo lunch, business meeting or for a romantic evening dinner.
268 W. Broadway @ 6th Avenue, 1 Block South of Canal St.
New York, NY
Small Plates: $10-20