Patisserie Chanson has opened its restaurant

P. caught sight of the restaurant half of Patisserie Chanson — now called Chanson Le Salon — open as of yesterday for dinner Tuesday to Sunday starting at 5, and brunch Monday to Friday from 10a to 3:30p.

I think Chanson may be a bigger entity than I realized? I thought it was just a second location spun off from the original patisserie in the Flatiron, but the website makes it sound like there is a “Chanson International.” The chef for the restaurant — Frédéric Robert — comes from the Baccarat Hotel in Midtown and Clement at the Peninsula. As a pastry chef, he has awards from James Beard, Forbes and Michelin.

Le Salon will mimic both French brasseries and American diners — “approachable but elevated,” is their description. The menu is modern French.

More TK when I can head over.

I must note that when they built out the platform on Harrison Street, they drilled wood frames into the cobblestones to secure it. That did not sit well with two readers who got in touch (nor with me) and I have asked Chanson to explain…



  1. Tribeca doesn’t need more overpriced garbage. $5 for a croissant? $20 for a single breakfast plate? This area never learns that just because people can afford to live around here doesn’t mean they want to shell out for overpriced mediocre food. Would have been better to open a Pollo a La Brasa type place, which is severely lacking in the area. Everyone loves South American style chicken, beans and rice, etc. and it would be great for a quick lunch or full dinner. Even better, they can make it more upscale yet offer quality food at a normal price rather than offering yet more overpriced “French” cuisine

    • The food and pastries at Chanson are fantastic (the kouign amann with chocolate hazelnut filling is insane) and the prices are fine. They’re a nice addition to the neighborhood and should be welcomed just like any other local business.

    • A comment full of meanness. Why bother? Just don’t go. Sadly everyone seems to think their opinion matters.
      I welcome the bakery and wish them days of delicious coffee and treats. Afternoons of private tea parties and evenings of good cheer. Bonjour.

  2. One of the most hideous outside spaces I have seen. Sorry but just because you have a corner space doesn’t mean you should take over the whole corner with your junk.

  3. Chanson Le Salon? The name says it all!

  4. I don’t get the negative comments above. I visited this space for dinner on Friday and thought it was fantastic. Food was great, ambiance was excellent, and I really like their drink selection. Prices are typical for this neighborhood, so not seeing the issue there.

    Overall, great addition to Tribeca!

  5. I walk by it on my daily commute and the decadent flower display brings a smile to my face each time – so happy to have a business fill that space, it was empty for so long. welcome to the neighborhood!

  6. I happened by on the first day they were going to be open for dinner. There were two men talking in the doorway. One walked away, the other was wearing an apron so I talked to him. He said that was our baker who just left. He was very friendly and was excited about the restaurant. I went in and bought a sourdough bread which was excellent. I wish them success.

  7. Each to his/her own. The average dinner price is $33.00, but that average for a “typical neighborhood price” included a $21.00 Tempura Cauliflower dish, which brought the average (of five options) down significantly. Throw in a variety of $18.00 cocktails and you’ve got…well, I’m not really sure what you’ve got, but I’m sure a certain percentage of our community will keep them in business for nine (9) months or so. Sad thing is that with property owners & realtors price gauging for commercial property down here, you either get businesses that can afford to play the game or get long-term vacant vacant storefronts. Take your pick.

    • Locanda Verde, a block away, has $18 cocktails and an average price of $37 for meat dishes and $31 for pasta dishes. That place is packed every night and has been in business since 2009, so I think it’s fair to say that these prices are typical for the area and that there is probably enough demand in this area to support that.

      However, that’s the great thing about NYC. There are an endless number of amazing dining options, so if these prices don’t seem worth it, there are many other alternatives as well.

  8. I thought the baguette was as hard as a baseball bat.

    Frenchette shouldn’t worry about the competition!

  9. Any word back from them regarding drilling into the Belgian block on Harrison?