New York, NY 10003
- Sun, Sat 10:30am-3pm, Sun 5pm-10pm, Mon-Sat 5pm-11pm, Tue-Fri 11am-2:30pm
- All Major Credit Cards
- Brunch, Dinner
- Full bar
Village Voice's Description
Husband and wife Eric Korsh and Ginevra Iverson cooked at the Waverly Inn and Prune before taking over the old Belcourt space, where the duo now serves French country bistro fare among the candlelight and potted herbs. At Calliope, start with some pretty delicate versions of classic charcuterie, like tongue and pig’s head. Mains are generous and hearty, like the roast chicken with a glorious, impossibly golden skin, which comes with a cigar of rich, confit-stuffed cabbage. For dessert, go with the classic baba, a warm bun split at the table and topped with rum and whipped cream.
Tips from foursquare
"[T]errines, tarts, tripe, and rabbit... grownup food, which arrives as a whisper, not a shout." - Amelia Lester reviews Calliope in the 10/8/12 issue:
This charming bistro screams- no, lovingly whispers "date place". Be a little adventurous and try the flavorful octopus salad.
Fine country-bistro fare between candle light and potted herbs. Try the elegant tete de porc or the old-school baba ah rhum that's cut at the table. Best of NYC critics' choice winner of best bistro!
for dinner: start with martinis and oysters, move on to the eggs mayonnaise & fingerlings for the table, hot & sour braised lamb or dumplings or rabbit pappardelle for main course, end w/ choco cake!
Try the lamb neck. Braised with tomato and white wine, the meat is then picked, spanked with vinegar and Calabrian chile paste, and draped over house-made mascarpone agnolotti:
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