Chanson Le Salon will soon be Le Salon, a cocktail bar

The restaurant side of Patisserie Chanson, Chanson Le Salon, which opened on the corner of Harrison and Greenwich in December, is now Le Salon Cocktail Bar & Lounge, and the vibe has been reimagined as a cozy living room with a craft cocktail menu managed by the folks who also have Thyme Bar in the Flatiron. It will soft open on Sept. 8.

I never did catch up to the restaurant when it opened as a new kid in February, but I did visit a few times for lunch and breakfast; these are my pictures from then, along with a couple of their press photos for the new lounge. The day time concept of Chanson Le Salon will remain the same till 6p; then Le Salon will take over till midnight. Both are closed on Mondays.

The beverage director is Erin Gabriella, who comes from The Aviary at the Mandarin Oriental, and she is designing a “dedicated barrel-aged cocktail program using the solera method made in-house, draft cocktails and martini series.” The menu is by chef Hakki Gokce who came from Aquavit and just joined the staff at the restaurant in June.

Their release said they have 75 seats inside and 26 outside, but they recently removed their curbside structure (neighbors had been concerned that it was drilled into the cobblestone, but it looks like it was drilled into the grout in between…).

More TK after the 8th.

Le Salon Cocktail Bar & Lounge
355 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
646) 655-6962
Tuesday to Sunday 6p to midnight



  1. Chanson has great lunch/brunch and pastries. Never felt like a place to go for dinner, but definitely excited to check out the cocktails.

    The curbside structure on Harrison was likely removed because it was just unpleasant. The restaurant’s kitchen vent blows constantly onto that area.

  2. They should do the right thing and stop occupying the street with terrace. Removing the pandemic era symbol of cascading fake flowers would make it a lot more respectable than changing faux French names.

  3. I love the terraces and it makes the area look pretty and inviting. Let’s try to help our businesses instead of drive them out – this is nyc, not the suburbs

  4. I still think the solution for outdoor dining is to widen the sidewalks (as they originally were in NYC), and put the outdoor dining right up next to the restaurant. That way, the pedestrian sidewalk is not cutting between the restaurant and its outdoor dining area, and restaurant service is not interfering with pedestrian flow. So, basically typical European-style cafe seating. Where possible, these seating areas can have an extendable awning attached to the building, to shield from the elements. This way, no need for the sheds at all, and pedestrian space and flow is unaffected. Of course, it still means reducing parking space or a lane of traffic, but again, this is widening sidewalks to more like how they were originally in NYC. If the goal is prioritize pedestrians over cars anyway, then this is actually a positive development to incentivize walking and public transit over private vehicles, along with the congestion pricing etc.

  5. I have been a few times to this restaurant and it always seems odd. For some reason they don’t want to give you salt and pepper when you order food in the dining room. (have customers stolen all of the salt shakers/pepper mills?) My waiter last time (after asking twice for salt and pepper) held his hands up and said “I’m not normally a server. I’m a barista”

  6. I think they went overboard on the fake flowers and I would never want to sit out there. Feels too dirty. I do like their sandwiches though.

  7. Outdoor seating under the flowers has a wood floor that my friend in a Walker could not navigate – there is a tilted cumbersome wooden slanted step that is inaccessible to disabled people with mobility issues. When We mentioned this to manager and asked if f they would consider making the platform accessible for the disabled – he seemed annoyed and abruptly replied – with annoyance – No we will not make it accessible and next time your friend could go in the shed area which has a flat entrance . That rude- dismissive response shows a lack of concern for accessibility for the disabled.

  8. I want to add the shed area is often crowded and filled to capacity so brusquely telling me my 80 year old friend in a walker could sit in the shed next time and no they won’t fix the other area that is inaccessible and could be dangerous for other people – is quite inhumane and inconsiderate! Ass hole manager! The workers are nice though .