Popular French cafe and Instagram favorite Maman opened its newest location in Tribeca on Monday. The brand-new space at 211 West Broadway is much larger than the Soho original, and it's broken up to provide guests with two different experiences. The front room and more casual of the two is lined with couches for guests to enjoy take-away pastries, coffee, and lunch. At 5 p.m. the space converts into a lounge serving small plates and traditional French apéritifs. Just past the French doors is a full-service, sit-down space seating 40 guests. The dining room is currently serving lunch with brunch and dinner to start later this week. The dinner menu will offer specialties like scallop carpaccio, spaghetti squash carbonara, and red tuna ceviche.
Like the original in Soho, the menu, concept and design at Maman Tribeca are all inspired by chef Armand Arnal's childhood in the South of France. Arnal, a Michelin-starred chef, opened Maman in Soho last fall with friend and restaurateur Benjamin Sormonte and baker Elisa Marshall. Marshall tells Flo Fab that the space will be "very kid-friendly" complete with a stroller valet as well as a kids' menu. Earlier this year the partners also opened Papa Poule, a takeaway-only rotisserie shop.