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First Look: Lafayette, Andrew Carmellini's French Bistro and Bakery

First Look: Lafayette, Andrew Carmellini's French Bistro and Bakery

First it was Locanda Verde, then the Dutch, and now chef Andrew Carmellini and his restaurateur partners have opened their third restaurant, Lafayette, a classy French bistro and bakery. Open morning, noon, and night, it's a very French-feeling place on the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones, with an emphasis on old-school Gallic traditions.

Sugar Rush:  Accro Du Caramel from Lafayette

Sugar Rush: Accro Du Caramel from Lafayette

Pastry Chef Jennifer Yee's Accro du Caramel mousse cake ($6) is so light that I'm not sure what keeps it from floating off the plate and into the air. This small, beautiful pastry is all about subtle flavors and matching soft textures. But the first thing you'll notice is the technical precision: it looks like the components were cut using lasers.

10 Manhattan Restaurants With Great Cocktails

10 Manhattan Restaurants With Great Cocktails

There's no shortage of first-class cocktail bars in Manhattan. But increasingly, some of the best drinks in town come from the bars of restaurants. Here are our 10 favorite restaurant bars of late, with drinks the equal of any dedicated cocktail bar in town.

Lafayette's Jennifer Yee on Pastry Inspiration and Keeping the Art Alive

Lafayette's Jennifer Yee on Pastry Inspiration and Keeping the Art Alive

Pastry chef Jennifer Yee has a full plated dessert menu in the dining room of Andrew Carmellini's Lafayette, as well as an overflowing cafe bakery. We sat down to discuss how she keeps it all together, where her inspiration comes from, and what she hopes for the future of pastry in New York.

The Best Baguette in NYC, 2013 Edition

The Best Baguette in NYC, 2013 Edition

New York's bread world has gone through a seismic shift since our last baguette tasting in 2011. Which bakery is making the best loaf of French bread today? Take a look to find out.

Can't Get Into Balthazar? Where to Eat Instead

Can't Get Into Balthazar? Where to Eat Instead

17 years after opening, Balthazar hasn't changed much—not its food, scene, or crowds. So where should you go when a visit is stymied by a long wait? Take a look around you—there's plenty of good food close by.

Where to Get the Best Canelé in NYC

Where to Get the Best Canelé in NYC

Up until recently, a good canelé was hard to find in New York City. And although there are more bakeries selling them than ever before, some guidance is in order. Here you'll find our recommendations for the best in the city.

The Best French Bakeries in NYC

The Best French Bakeries in NYC

In the last few years New York has experienced an explosion in the number of French-style bakeries--here's our list of the very best of them along with some suggestion on their best offerings.