Chow Bella NYC: Bagatelle, Meatpacking District

| Bagatelle
Meatpacking District
One Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014
212-488-2110• Bagatellenyc.com

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Cuisine:French Mediterranean
Attire: Smart Casual
Price Range:$$$$
Serving:Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Ambiance: Casual Elegant

Executive Chef Sebastian Chamaret
Executive Chef Sebastian Chamaret

Located in the heart of New York City’s Meatpacking District, Bagatelle NY has brought an upscale vibe to one of the city’s premiere neighborhoods. Opening its doors in June 2012 in the former Collective Space at One Little West 12th, the restaurant boasts a French and Mediterranean fare menu, compliments of Executive Chef Sebastian Chamaret. Offering patrons elegant comfort food with a unique style and flare, we were treated to a one of a kind dining experience.

Homemade gnocchi with black truffle pesto filling in a truffle sauce
Homemade gnocchi with black truffle pesto filling in a truffle sauce

The high end décor features sparse white furnishings with bold artwork adorning the walls for a real St. Tropez feel. Our experience began with truffled ricotta and baguette bread as we awaited our first course. Appetizers consisted of Raviolo de Potimarrons, a seasonal dish consisting of butternut squash raviolis sautéed with porcini mushrooms, Gnocchi Truffes a la Parisienne de Nicolas, a homemade gnocchi with black truffle pesto filling in a truffle sauce, and the Ceviche de Crabe d’Alaska. For those who enjoy a fantastic steak, the Chateaubriand- Pour Deux, a 24 oz center cut beef tenderloin is an absolute must.  A warm apple tart and a dark chocolate mousse was the perfect way to top off this delicious meal.

Bagatelle chicken dish

Bagatelle also hosts an indulgent brunch party on the weekends where you will find guests dressed to the nines for an afternoon of fun. As the day progresses, the curtains are drawn and the venue is transformed into a full-fledged club with the DJ spinning house and dance mixes. The brunch menu offers both breakfast style dining as well as some of the restaurant’s favorites. It’s one party you won’t want to miss!

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Appetizer:

Ceviche de Crabe d’Alaska: King crab le, habanero & citrus “leche de tigre”, smoked trout roe
Raviolo de Potimarrons: Butternut squash ravioli, sautéed porcini, black garlic foam
Gnocchi Truffes a la Parisienne de Nicolas: Homemade gnocchi, black truffle pesto filling, truffle sauce

Entrees:
Chateaubriand-Pour Deux: 24 oz center cut beef tenderloin, truffle potato puree, red wine and peppercorn sauce – for two

Dessert:
Tarte Tatin a la Pomme: Warm apple tarte tatin, vanilla ice cream
Mousee au Chocolat Noir: Dark chocolate mousse, candied grapefruit rind, almond tuile 

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