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Everything's right at this petite West Village Francophile's dream bistro where meticulously prepared Provençal dishes come via a superb staff; granted, seating's tight and tabs are pricey, but it's hard to beat when you seek a romantic dinner for two.
Food 25 :: Decor 20 :: Service 25 :: Cost $58

A tiny bistro brightens up Greenwich Village

... a fabulous Greenwich Village bôite called Le Gigot, which,
to my perennially Paris-hungry sensibility, is the best French bistro the city has seen in a long time.

There's an embarrassment of main-course riches at Le Gigot, served alongside an extraordinary repertoire of side dishes.
If it's fish you're after, you may well not find a better bouillabaisse in the U.S. or even in the south of France. Ndiaye's upscale, medium-thick version is based on a shellfish stock so profound you won't need the accompanying rouille or grated Gruyere. It swims with succulent hunks of fish and tender crustaceans and bivalves. Two other great seafood dishes are built around grill-licked salmon and tuna.

...there's plenty of great red-wine food, including the boeuf bourguignon of your dreams: tender chunks of beef enrobed
in deep, glossy, wine-kissed sauce.

There is one sauced meat dish, though the restaurant's namesake that keeps me coming back for more: the Pernod-flambéed gigot d'agneau aux flageolets, featuring the startling paradox of medium-rare leg of lamb with long-cooked flavor.


Open Table-11/10/19

This is a perfect little bistro hideway on Cornelia Street. The small, intimate space makes you feel like you're in a French village. The cuisine is straightforward, classic, and deliciously satisfying. Standouts on this visit were the crab cake appetizer, and lamb loin noisettes. Service was friendly and attentive. I can't recommend this place enough.


Open Table-09/27/19

That rare find in the West Village: a standby with reliably good food, impeccable service, and a truly cozy vibe.

Open Table-09/13/19

My partner and I were in New York for a few days and chanced on Le Gigot because it was near a theater where would see a performance on our first evening in town. We immediately loved it because it reminded us of small, neighborhood restaurants in Paris that are friendly, unpretentious, and serve excellent food. Our first impression was matched by the attentive service, beautifully prepared food, and their ability to get us to the theater on time. 

We liked it so well, that we returned two nights later, even though there are hundreds of excellent restaurants to choose from in Manhattan. We especially enjoyed the loup de mer, succulent scallops perfectly seared, rack of lamb with surprising spices, and the lobster salad which they willingly split in two for us to share.

We will return on our next trip.











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