Keith McNally’s new French bistro in Nolita is absolutely beautiful; a throwback even: bright, airy and complete with large antique mirrors.
Cherche Midi also serves up some really solid old school bistro food cooked to perfection; seared foie gras, flash fried frog legs, steak tartare and a prime rib sandwich that’s among the best out there.
Cherche Midi is a great spot for a quick lunch or to lounge about with friends over cocktails. They have a good wine selection and a pretty good list of draft beer; did I mention they bar is also beautiful. If you’re looking for real nostalgia and a healthy dose of creamy, melty cheese, it doesn’t get much better than their take on the classic croque monsieur…fancy ham and cheese ya’ll.
Cherche Midi is definitely worth a trip out of Midtown, and you can walk it off with a nice 30 minutes walk down to the Freedom Tower if you haven’t been yet!