Seth Gordon Posted September 30, 2018 Share Posted September 30, 2018 Popped in last night to the new-ish Harold Moore place. Had a lovely time. It's cute, with the Peter Rabbit theme, but not overly cute. Pretty straightforward bistro eats a la La Mercerie and the like, though a much more extensive menu than LM, and generally heartier fare. We didn't have too much - three dishes. They start you with a baguette, house-made butter, pate, and olives. Great stuff. We ordered the foie gras to start, not realizing that there was pate with the bread service anyway - kind of wonder why anyone would order more bread and pate after being given it on the house. It was good, if the portion of foie was a little shy for the price - for $36 I expected a hockey puck's worth, give or take. Good, though not reinventing the wheel. Next up was escargot with sunny-side-up egg. Honestly? It was the better of the two egg-and-snail dishes I've had this year. Reminiscent of the Oeufs Printanières from Le Coucou last spring, with a bright, herbal sauce surrounding everything. Finally the "famous chicken" - the dish resurrected from Commerce. Wanted to go for something new but the SO had never had it before, and it's as good and comforting as always. And whatever magic he does with the stuffing where the croutons are still crispy the next morning after sitting in a takeout container with the leftovers and jus overnight is pretty fantastic. Solid wine list - short, tightly curated. I do wish there were more interesting selections but you can't have everything, I guess.Overall, of the three similarish bistros that opened up this year (along with LM and Frenchette) this might be the one I enjoyed the most, even if I enjoyed Frenchette's wine list more. We were dining a bit early for us (8:30) and the crowd when we got there definitely skewed older-West-Village - not the Beatrice or Don Angie crowd - though by about ten as the tables turned it started shifting younger.We'll certainly be back - seems like a lovely place to have brunch with the windows and all (or lunch, if they start weekday service) Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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