Inspired by (the shuttterd Jonathan Waxman’s West Village stalwart) Barbuto - there's even a Barbuto-style grill in the room, which previously played host to Reynard - the upscale American fare restaurant by influential Brooklyn restaurateur Andrew Tarlow.
Housed on the ground floor of the hotel, a converted factory with a large, grand high-ceilinged dining room - which you can expect to be filled with good-looking Brooklyn hipsters, but also Manhattanites who have crossed the river to drink on the hotel’s roof terrace and eat here. To convert Reynard to Le Crocodile, new booths and wood millwork were installed, and wall partitions removed.
Dine on French brasserie classics alongside dishes which pay homage to some of the chefs’ favorite dishes and restaurants at home and abroad such as Montreal’s L’Express inspired braised escargot and profiteroles in chocolate sauce encountered at Chez Georges in Paris.
Escargots with parsley and Pernod; Sardinian pasta with tomato and cod; cheese omelet with chanterelles and Barbuto-style chicken meets Balthazar-style fries.