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Francois Latapie Catches Up With Friends at The Ten Bells

New York City is home to a lot of restaurants, and among them are hidden gems the majority of New Yorkers just aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food luminaries to share with us their under the radar recommendations for Dining Confidential.

2011_09_tenbells.jpgFrancois Latapie, the owner of the Greenwich Village Bouchon Lyon, likes to go deep in the Lower East Side to the dark and cozy Ten Bells.

"The Ten Bells on Broome Street is the best place to meet up with my friends – usually late – and catch up without looking at our watches. We are in no hurry there. All my colleagues like to meet downtown, and deep in the Lower East Side is kind of mysterious and away from where we all live. Jorge, the manager, used to work for me, and is also one of the owners. As for my favorite dishes...I love the Angulas, baby eels served as salad, their jamon serrano is divine, and the grilled calamari out of this world. The wine list, all on a blackboard, always has some very special finds, and Jorge decants them in some small apothecary-style carafes that we empty way too fast. This spot is truly a gem."
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Lyon Bouchon Moderne

118 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY 10011 (212) 242-5966

The Ten Bells

247 Broome St., New York, NY 10002