Frenchette opened April 2 from chef-owners Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr. The two met in the early ‘90s while cooking at Daniel and went on to helm the kitchens at Balthazar, Pastis, Schiller’s Liquor Bar, and Minetta Tavern, earning multiple stars from The New York Times and Michelin. The duo always envisioned the possibility of opening a place of their own downtown. Frenchette, at 241 West Broadway in TriBeCa, is a 105-seat brasserie that’s rooted in traditional French cuisine with modern nuances. Currently open for dinner only, but eventually open for every meal, Frenchette — inspired by the 1978 song co-written by David Johansen of the New York Dolls — aspires to accommodate the whims of its diners, who may wish to start breakfast just before noon, drop in for a light late meal at four, or impromptu dinner that extends into the late hours, giving the restaurant the bustling energy essential to a brasserie.
Please reach out to Sunny@magmagt.com for reservations