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The Next Big Thing from Keith McNally...

When the guy who did Goodfellas and The Wolf of Wall Street has a new movie, you’ll see it.

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, fancy-tablecloth-ier vibe.

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.


Cherche Midi
282 Bowery
(at Houston)
New York, NY 10012
official website

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