Cole's Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
Village Voice's Description
Cole’s Greenwich Village is successor Cafe Bruxelles, a long-running Belgian bistro that made some of the city’s best French fries, deposited in a metal cone lined with filter paper. Eating them made you feel so adult! The new place retains its Franco-centric menu, though with American adaptations. The hamburger, coated as though it had actually been dipped in white cheddar, is very fine; though the accompanying fries are not the equal of Bruxelles’, they’re good anyway and the perfect thing to go with the juice-dripping burger. Many of the apps are wonderful: the kabocha squash ravioli, for example, or the sardine filets in an oily green sauce on a bed of potatoes and grapes. The entrees, however, often fail to impress. Though the plank of skin-on salmon was perfectly cooked, the mélange of beans and greens underneath proved tedious to eat; while chicken that came crisp but nearly unadorned with anything but a wad of salad on top made you wish for at least a teaspoon of carbs. You could solve this problem by assembling a meal from starters -- or simply get the hamburger. --Robert Sietsema
Tips from foursquare
At brunch, try the breakfast of champions cocktail, with whiskey, tequila, orange juice, maple syrup, cinnamon and bacon bitters. Sip slowly or you might not remember your meal.
The fries here are what we picture when we think of a great fry. They come in a silver cone..no...a goblet with ketchup and mayo and are perfectly browned, crisp and classic.
Clearly the owners of this new restaurant in the village spared no expense on interior design. Great atmosphere. Plancha crisped chicken and the chopped root vegetable salad: great for paleo folks!
The food here is awesome! The kale chicken caesar is amazing. Don't hesitate to try the shakshuka dish either. Most importantly, they have a delicious burger and quality french fries. I'll come back!
The Cod was delicious!!
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