Hidden gem: Antibes Bistro
Came here for dinner recently and then a second time - both times it was delicious, the food was reasonably priced, great service, wonderful evening! This restaurant is never crowded either. But it should be! I think maybe because it's on sort of a quiet side street in the LES. In many ways it's like the anti-LES restaurant: warm and friendly and not so trendy or crowded. Anyways, just thought I would share because I was so excited to come upon it, and I think they deserve some love...
112 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
I had dinner at Antibes last Wednesday evening. The food is still reasonably priced - our entrees, tuna and trout, were $16 & $19. I was satisfied, not thrilled, with the quality: the tuna was a little overcooked and the trout a little bland. That said, the portions were generous, the presentation attractive, and the accompaniments well-thought-out. Service was attentive, although the staff did more up-selling than I like.
But look elsewhere for a quiet dinner. It was quite crowded, and awfully loud. This may have been an anomaly, as there was a large and very exuberant group whooping it up near the entrance. Between that and the live music, it was nearly impossible to have a conversation.