- The French toast is incredible!
- $12.95 brunch special includes one drink
- The restaurant is small and gets packed so make a reservation if you can
Food/Drink: While everyone loved their brunch, the French toast was the clear winner! The food came out in a timely manner, and our coffees were refilled almost before we knew we were out.
- French toast - With warm vanilla maple syrup, thinly sliced bananas and apple compote. This was sooo yummy! The apple compote tasted like apricot to me, and it was such a unique taste that went perfectly with the dish. Loved how the bananas were sliced very thin so that they don't overpower when you take a bite. This leads to the question... do the French really make the best French toast?...
- Omelets - Both the herbs & roasted veggies omelet and the ham & cheese omelet were bit hits. The spinach was particularly tasty in the herbs & roasted veggies omelet, but the egg wasn't cooked evenly throughout the omelet. The ham & cheese omelet came with gruyere which added a flavor you don't normally get in this basic type of omelet.
- Poached eggs with salmon - On an English muffin with hollandaise sauce. We loved the crisp muffins and the eggs that tasted farm-fresh. The eggs were cooked to perfection and the hollandaise sauce was well-balanced. Also enjoyed the crispy French fries and salad that came with the dish.
- Eggs benedict - With Canadian bacon and hollandaise sauce - gets two thumbs up.
Atmosphere: Except for the unsightly, tiny restroom that is basically in the kitchen, I can't say anything negative about the atmosphere here. It was a bit loud and only as people cleared out did we notice music playing in the background. While the restaurant itself is small, it doesn't seem cramped. Instead, it actually has an intimate, romantic feel, and would be great for a day date.
Le Parisien: 163 East 33rd street, 212.889.5489