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Chez Michallet

luckydog Oct 23, 2005 05:20 PM

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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    RGR RE: luckydog Oct 23, 2005 06:31 PM

    You are not calling the wrong number. Chez Michallet is closed. Eater.com reported that the restaurant may be in "renovation mode." The website (www.chezmichallet.com) 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.

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      luckydog RE: RGR Oct 23, 2005 09:41 PM

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

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        RGR RE: luckydog Oct 23, 2005 10:36 PM

        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.

        Link: http://www.gascognenyc.com

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          Guillermo RE: luckydog Oct 24, 2005 11:18 AM

          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.

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            a&w RE: Guillermo Oct 24, 2005 01:13 PM

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

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              RGR RE: a&w Oct 24, 2005 02:44 PM

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

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        Margot RE: luckydog Oct 26, 2005 12:19 AM

        Hi, I would recommend Le Jarnac, its excellent.

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