I recently had an excellent dinner here and wish it wasn't so far away. Cosy inside, pleasant decor, well-spaced tables. Prices are fairly high but the ingredients are excellent and the portions correct. And the wine list is priced fairly -- there's a connection with Neal Rosenthal and the wines seemed to all be from his portfolio.
The only disappointment was that the Juliénas we ordered was really too warm to show well and they didn't cool it very efficiently when asked. But I guess serving temperature can often be a problem when you order one of the cheapest bottles on a wine list (although it shouldn't be).
We had: sweetbreads with wintery vegetables (herb crust, excellent, one of the best sweetbread preparations I've had in a long time); chicken liver terrine (clearly plainer, still very good); potato gnocchi with carrot sauce and mushrooms (a "French"-seeming gnocchi preparation, and delicious); rabbit, also with wintery vegetables (a carefully composed preparation including the liver, equally appealing renditions of the dark and white meat). The sweetbreads, gnocchi and rabbit were all painstakingly and generously sauced. The bread rolls made in house were impressive, worthy of mention in that recent Times Dining section special on bread.
This is just the kind of refined, soulful French cooking I like and that I feel isn't so easy to find. They should upload their beautifully handwritten menu online, so that people can get a sense of what's on offer. If anyone is around 82nd Street, the menu is displayed in the old-fashioned manner outside.