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Oct 23, 2005 05:20 PM

Chez Michallet

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I want to take my wife to a nice French bistro in the village during a trip to NYC in a couple of weeks.
I have not gotten an answer calling 212 242 8309 for 4 days in a row. Is there a problem? Am I calling the wrong #? Any other suggestions?
Thank you.

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  1. You are not calling the wrong number. Chez Michallet is closed. reported that the restaurant may be in "renovation mode." The website ( is still up with no mention of the closure. It's such a charming, teensy place, and the food's really good, so let's hope that is does re-open.

    5 Replies
    1. re: RGR

      Thanks. Any recommendations for similar place nearby? le Pescadou? Village? Chez Jacqueline?

      1. re: luckydog

        I can't be of any help with recs in GV. However, one of my favorite French bistros is not too far north of there. Gascogne is on 8th Av., b/t 17th & 18th Sts. Though bigger than the teensy Chez Michallet, it's a small place with very charming decor, and the food is well-prepared and delicious.


        1. re: luckydog

          I'm a huge fan of Le Gigot on Cornelia. Small, charming intimate atmosphere, good service with terrific food. I had the lamb shank there once, and the meat just collapsed off the bone and melted in my mouth. They always have nice soups as well.

          1. re: Guillermo

            Love le gigot. Just be forewarned the room is VERY tiny.

            1. re: a&w

              I haven't been to Le Gigot, but how much tinier could it be than the teensy Chez Michallet?

      2. Hi, I would recommend Le Jarnac, its excellent.