When the guy who did Goodfellas
and The Wolf of Wall Street
has a new movie, you’ll see
When the guy who did “Born to Run” and “Hungry Heart” has a new record, you’ll listen to it.
And when the guy behind Balthazar and Minetta Tavern has a new restaurant...
Well, it’s this place: Cherche Midi
, Keith McNally’s new French brasserie in the old Pulino’s
space on Bowery, opening this Friday.
Here’s what you need to know:
It still looks a lot like Pulino’s.
What with the white tiling and towering shelves lining the walls—except now it’s got a date-friendlier,
But you won’t miss Pulino’s at all.
Consuming steak frites in red leather banquettes tends to expedite the grieving process.
Pardon our French, but...
It’s pretty f**king French. Foie gras. Salade Niçoise. Filet mignon au poivre. Basically a who’s who of
delicious things with silent consonants.
It’s definitely not uptight, though.
Exhibit A: the bar serving you Good Things
(that’s white rum, pear brandy and ginger liqueur).
Exhibit B: there’s a serious burger.
Oh, right, there’s a serious burger.
It’s made with prime rib, roasted mushrooms, aged gruyère and bacon marmalade.
Which is really the only reasonable marmalade.
New York, NY 10012