Paris Commune : West Village Neighborhood Gem
I can’t stop going to the Paris Commune. Maybe it’s because it’s name tickles me silly or because its on this idyllic block in the West Village. I view this restaurant as the whole package. It’s not a knock-your-socks-off hub for foodies or gourmands, but it is has good food, great wine, excellent service and all without pretention. Equally good at brunch or dinner, the food is simple yet satisfying. Expect roast chicken, perfectly cooked salmon, fluffy french toast, steak frites, souffles, cheese plates, and delicate pates. And there’s a full service wine bar downstairs to boot.
Rouge Wine Bar is luscious, in one word. Red velvet curtains and banquettes, made even more seductive by candlelight. It is personal, intimate and quiet – perfect for an enjoying a full-bodied red wine and a plate of cheese.
The dinner service is excellent – efficient and friendly. Things slow down a bit at brunch, the busier meal time, yet the servers are always gracious and charming.
I keep coming back as I feel like I’ve finally found a reliable neighborhood joint that actually inspires loyalty in me.