walking around soho, nolita and the surrounding neighborhoods, choosing a place to take a break and have a drink can be a daunting task. when everything looks so cool, what do you look for to decide where to go? when we stumbled upon this restaurant/bar, tartinery had us at its name.
menu # european inspired menu, lots of italian and french dishes and appetizers (and of course, the obligatory 'tartines'
what i would try next time # the choco tartine with grated dark chocolate and melted sea salt butter
food # we only had coffee here, taking a quick break from shopping, so i can't comment on the food. we did see other tables being served, and everything looked delicious (and the menu had us drooling)
atmosphere # the restaurant was packed around lunch hour, we had the impression there were lots of groups of friends. we sat at the bar, which was a nice experience, too
neighborhood # nolita, a very cosy, european inspired neighborhood (lots of shopping!)
cool touch # there are no menus: everything's written in chalk on the blackboard walls. the entire restroom can be scribbled on as well (as we did, enjoying ourselves a little too much and being chased out by patrons who actually had. to. pee. like, right! now!)
value # not cheap, but not overly expensive either