On a cold winter evening, there is nothing more pleasurable than reserving a table at Bistro Chat Noir, a relaxed dining room filled with an UES crowd. Located just off Madison Avenue, in a landmarked townhouse, my art dealer friend and I enjoyed an ecclectic menu of baby ravioli, Chat Noir salad, succulent sea scallops mixed with a melange of vegetables and anchovies, truffle-flavored french fries, and an incomparable merengue-topped bagatelle, washed down with Prosecco.
We certainly plan another visit soon for the Sunday brunch of buckwheat crepes filled with French ham and gruyere.
When the weather warms, there is also outdoor dining.
Photo by Rose Hartman