If you lived in NYC in the eighties and nineties (which I was lucky enough to) you will remember how hot and trendy the Odeon was back then. One of the first really cool places in uber hip downtown Tribeca where the streets were deserted except for the maverick loft dwellers who were ninety per cent artists. Oh those were the good ole’ days in NYC!

Now these places are crammed into every nook and cranny and seeing an art deco neon light shine over the avenue is nothing to take a second look at. I returned to the Odeon this weekend and have to say it is still a fabulous place for bistro fare done in the classic style. We enjoyed a frisee salad with lardons, poached egg and chevre and it was done to perfection. I recommend sitting at the bar and having a few appetizers, and this salad and if you are really hungry go for the steak frites or mussels in white wine. These classics are what they do best and, of course, the creme brulee.

Keep it simple, enjoy one of the old school downtown hot spots and you could still spot a celebrity or two if that’s your thing.

145 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(212) 233-0507

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