Last week I had the chance to go to a blogger dinner at Bagatelle – a French restaurant in the city’s Meatpacking District. I was familiar with Bagatelle as it has become quite known for it’s lively brunch scene, so I was excited to check out what their dinner was like.
The ambience of Bagatelle is very much what you’d expect from a Meatpacking District restaurant – low lighting, provocative art, and trendy yet very chic. It’s one of those restaurants that can be a “one stop shop” of sorts – if you want to enjoy dinner but also stay for drinks afterward.
And then of course, there was the food. Here are what I thought were the standout dishes.
Tartare De Thon Bagatelle – ahi tuna tartar, avocado salad, lime soy vinaigrette, taro chips
Gnocchi Truffés À La Parisienne De Nicolas – homemade gnocchi, black truffle pesto filling, truffle sauce
Pizza À La Truffe Noire – black truffle, flat bread, crème fraiche, scamoza
Châteaubriand – Pour Deux – 24 oz center cut beef tenderloin, truffle potato purée, red wine and peppercorn sauce
Poulet Fermier Rôti Et Truffé – truffled roasted chicken, country style potatoes, chicken jus
Canard À L’orange Et Citronnelle – pan seared marinated hudson valley duck breast, citrus scented rice cakes, ginger & celery rémoulade, a l’orange & lemongrass sauce
Dos De Cabillaud Poêlé – pan seared black cod fillet, braised baby artichokes barigoule, basil pesto emulsion
Dark Chocolate Mousse
We finished the meal with this gigantic ice cream sundae, which although I was already quite stuffed, I somehow managed to grab a few bites of. Because ice cream.
So there you have it – Bagatelle is more than just your go-to dance on the tables brunch spot. I’d definitely recommend it for dinner out with a group. You can learn more + make a reservation online at BagatelleNYC.com.
Bagatelle: 1 Little W 12th St, New York, NY 10014
Great for: groups, bar scene