MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Charming and proudly French, this self-proclaimed gastrothèque serves delicious Gallic plates to a notably svelte set. While carb addicts can barely fit into these wee seats, it’s worth the squeeze for Chef Jody Williams’ famously rustic cooking. Inside, everything comes alive with jazz and chatter. Instagrammable dishes take their cue from French classics and may feature crusty olive oil-drizzled country bread slathered with fluffy scrambled eggs, salty prosciutto and nutty parmesan. Then await croissants—fresh, buttery and flaky—served with sweet fruit preserves for a typically French and very decadent treat. If not up the block at her other spot or in Paris or Tokyo, you may even find the chef herself holding meetings over a potent, frothy and flawless cappuccino.