It is always nice to be very pleasantly surprised by a meal. I went into Claudette expecting only a very cute space, which it certainly delivers on, and a solid menu. It absolutely exceeded expectations and my only disappointment was that I had to skip dessert in order to get to a show on time. I’m looking forward to a return brunch visit as it is rare that I see a NYC brunch menu that interests me. Lastly, I LOVE the large doors that open to the sidewalk. This was one of my favorite things about Locanda Verde years ago and then several trips in a row in lovely weather the doors were closed and so I stopped going back.
Spring peas & radish – ras el hanout vinaigrette
Fennel salad – almond, dried apricot, tarragon
Cockles – cuttlefish, couscous, cauliflower, red jalapeño
Corsican mint salad – arugula, hearts of palm, green beans, quinoa
Chicken tagine – Swiss chard, bulgar, almond, orange, Harissa