[All photos by Bess Alder]
After 19 years in Soho, George Forgeois's Café Noir bid the neighborhood adieu and decamped to Tribeca. The new space, which opened last week, has the same Casablanca vibe but with a bit more natural light. Executive chef Rebecca Weitzman, who formerly worked at 'inoteca and Thistle Hill Tavern, has revamped the menu, adding dishes like a quinoa "cous-cous" made with Ras el Hanout broth, summer vegetables, pine nuts, and pickled currants and house-made chicken sausage with almond-apricot romesco, yellow peppers, and frisee. The menu also includes nightly large-plate specials like roasted whole chicken with saffron rice, baby summer squash, and almonds on Tuesdays. Small bites start at $6 and large-plates go up to $36, but much of the shared-plates menu is priced in the mid-teens. By fall, the team plans to add lunch and brunch service.
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