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Aug 18, 2007 06:46 PM

French Restaurants on Madison/60's

Can you recommend a good, local, French restaurant on Madison in the 60's?

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  1. I'm not sure there is a French restaurant in the 60's right *on* Madison.

    Daniel is on 65th, b/t Madison & Park. Though it's obviously a destination restaurant, someone living nearby could call it "local."

    For something much more casual in the general vicinity, Sel et Poivre, on Lex, b/t 64th & 65th, is a charming French bistro with very tasty food.

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    1. re: RGR

      There's also La Goulue - I like their steak tartare and frites - a bit over priced and the kind of place where you can easily run up a tab. Service can be a bit snooty.

      1. re: MMRuth

        Also L'Absinthe on 67th between 2nd/3rd.

        1. re: jerico

          I've only been to Absinthe once, and thought it was overpriced w/ so so food and so so service - but I know others on the board have had a better experience.

    2. Mon Petit Cafe, 62nd St & Lex. Much more casual and reasonably priced than some of the other suggestions. I like the crepes, onion soup, salads.

      1. Close by - one of Jean Georges places, JoJo - located at 160 East 64th Street, between Lexington and 3rd Avenue. Still has a great bistro vibe to it and it's 2 floors in the brownstone it inhabits are beautiful. Oh, yeah, the food is superb.

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        1. re: livetotravel

          la goulue 64th and madison or le charlot 69th bt park and madison