Cantine Parisienne is a stylish restaurant attached to the Nolitan Hotel on Kenmare Street in Nolita. The airy dining room with sizable windows boasts contemporary decor with a cozy relaxed neighborhood vibe while the menu features a healthier spin on French bistro staples based on seasonal sustainable local ingredients with an American flair. We shared a baby kale caesar salad as a starter. The croutons in there were a surprise as they were pieces of crispy tofu which I thought was pretty cool considering I love tofu. They were a tad salty though. I knew I wanted to try their croque monsieur before we went and I liked that they offer a few variations on the classic French sandwich. I chose the Provencale which is an addition of tomato and basil and it was lovely. It was also sizable and filling enough that I could only eat half and had to get the rest to go. The food was well cooked and well seasoned. The portions on our entrees were quite generous or maybe we're just not big eaters. Overall the service was good and friendly. It was a nice dining experience if not especially memorable but at least there wasn't anything to complain about. I'd probably stop back in if I happened to be in the neighborhood.
Are you a fan of French food?
So I really need to get back to my Dine Out series as my memory card is seriously packed with pictures of restaurants that I want to review and share so expect to see more of these soon.
4 Kenmare Street (Elizabeth & Mott)
New York City