Cercle Rouge (Closed)
241 W. Broadway
(bet. Walker and White)

If you’ve been to any of Georges Forgeois’s other bistros—Jules (East Village), Le Singe Vert (Chelsea), or Bar Tabac (Cobble Hill)—you have a very good idea of what to expect at Cercle Rouge. The style is textbook French, from the decor to the large menu (featuring steak tartare, housemade pâté, cassoulet, mussels, and so on), but there’s zero hauteur. The outdoor seating is prime turf. Closed March 2016.

Cercle Rouge