Dine Out : Cantine Parisienne

October 10, 2014
Cantine Parisienne Review, Cantine Parisienne New York

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.

Cantine Parisienne
4 Kenmare Street (Elizabeth & Mott)
New York City

Cantine Parisienne Review, Cantine Parisienne New York

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44 comments on "Dine Out : Cantine Parisienne"
  1. Hi Rowena! The restaurant looks so cosy and very well decorated, love French food and the dishes looks so appetizing, especially the croque monsier, too yummy to see!:) Have a wonderful weekend my dear, many kisses! xo

  2. I like some French food but I must say I don0t know it so well!
    These plates look delicious!
    ciao :)

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  3. Your photos are simply amazing! Actually I love reading reviews of restaurants and seeing food photos, as they inspire me to try new things. Recently I had Indian food for the 1st time and I was surprised how delicious it was! The baby kale ceaser salad looks great! Btw, I had to google tofu. Considering the fact that you love it, I suppose it's delicious? I don't know if I am a fan of French food as I have never been to France... but I love French macaroons! That restaurant looks really cozy! Looking forward to seeing more reviews on your blog! Have a lovely weekend!


  4. Looks like a great place. I'd definitely visit it when I come to New York

  5. Amazing post !Want to follow each other?

  6. What a trendy place, and the food looks great.

  7. This looks so gorgeous, yummy food :))) xx

  8. I don't get a lot of chance to eat French food, but I do like it:) Using tofu as croutons is brilliant!

  9. Beautiful restaurant Rowena. The food looks so delicious. I love French food. Okay now I'm hungry. I would try it if I were in NY. Have a happy Friday!!


  10. Omg Rowena this looks amazing great place to dine in thanks for sharing have a wonderful weekend.

  11. omg.. I'm starving now lol the steak looks yummy!


  12. The restaurant looks cozy and modern! The food looks great, too.
    I don't think I've actually felt "Oh, I want some French food" like I sometimes crave Italian, Japanese, or Korean, but I do like a good restaurant with a French flare. For example, I like Le Grainne Cafe (although the owner is from Ireland, I heard ;p).

  13. Wow! The place seems so comfy, I do known french food but for the pics seems so delicious! Happy weekend hun!


  14. That food looks SO tasty! I love the style/atmosphere of the restaurant as well. Yes, I do love French food. We actually came across this French Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn and we always go back! Such an interestingly tasty fusion. Always enjoyable to try out new places :)

  15. I'm not sure how much French food I've had, so I can't really say I dislike it, but I love food in general so I'm sure I do lol. My favorite is Italian and Asian cuisines. ^__^ Though I like being adventurous depending!

  16. It looks chic and cute! Happy Friday Rowena!
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  17. lovely place, amazing pics :)
    thanks for your comment darling
    have a nice day

  18. Oh how wonderful photos Rowena! I love this series!

  19. Sounds like a nice restaurant, and the food looks so good!

  20. Lovely place and delicious food!!!!

    Happy friday doll!!!

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  21. Well, everything looks very appetizing to me. Great photos Rowena, I hope you enjoy the weekend.

  22. Wowwww This place is amazing!
    Have an awesome friday
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  23. This is not too far from where I work will have to check in out sometime. It certainly i airy!

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  24. Your photos of the food are amazing. It looks so delicious! I love French food and will have to check this place out!


  25. What a lovely treat, Rowena! I shouldn't be looking at them at this time, it's making me hungry! xoxo
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  26. oh my! I love tofu too *_^ This place looks really interesting and the food looks yummilicious (of course, under your skillful captures!)

    Well, looks like it was a pleasant meal and looking forward to your other restaurant features soon! Keep them coming, you know we all love them *_^


  27. That looks and sounds amazing. And seriously how great are those windows?

  28. Yummy food. I need to visit this place!!

  29. The decor and food looked delicious. I definitely know how you feel. Nice, but nothing spectacular. HaHaHa Great review Rowena.

  30. Caesar salad and chips would make my day, any day!

  31. Your choice of the Provencale sounds delicious with tomato and basil, although all of the food you've photographed looks well presented and desperately tasty! ;) I often find that restaurants attached to hotels are of such high quality, although sometimes lack the ability to create a lasting impression, so perhaps that is why you felt that way? :) The contemporary design is really quite something and once again, I'm wishing I lived near some of these amazing places some of my favourite bloggers write about! Have a wonderful week ahead :)

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  32. OMG this place looks amazing!!! the environment is so chic and stylish, looks super fancy! ok... and after seeing those pics of the food you got! I'm extremely hungry... specially craving those tofu croutons you were talking about - since I love tofu too! Thanks so much for sharing darling, I hope you are having a good weekend!


  33. The food looks amazing, love the atmosphere of restaurant as well. :)
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  34. Very lovely! Have a fun and productive brand new week.

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  35. Love the cozy atmosphere! I just realised that if I ever go to NYC, this post series IS TOTALLY GOING TO HELP ME SCORE BROWNIE POINTS WITH MY FRIENDS WITH FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS. I can't say I've had too much experience with French food, though I did have dinner at a French restaurant while I was in France, and I had the best darn creme brulee there.

    (I also had no idea what a croque monsieur was, until I googled it, but I really did think those were two hash browns sandwiched together)

  36. The food looks wonderful! I've been on a kale kick lately and earlier today I was just thinking about how I might try a kale caesar salad with the baby greens we get at our CSA. I love how it holds up under a dressing. And I have a great caesar dressing recipe from my father in law.

  37. I do like the vegetarian sorts of French food. I don't eat it that often but, yum! The design of the restaurant is quite nice as well. I'm looking forward to your other posts, I have a ton of vacation and I was thinking of taking every Friday off in December which would allow me to come to the city for the window displays! I'll have food recommendations now too. :)

  38. I love french food, one of my favorites. Everything looks delicious. It's making me really hungry ;)

  39. it sounds like one of those restaurants to have in your back pocket to stop by if you are in the neighborhood! their food looks delicious!

  40. Mmm! Their foods looks tasty. I'd especially be interested in tasting the croque monsieur as I have never heard of it before!

  41. what a pretty place. it's been a while since i ate real french food; the dishes look delish!!

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