I (of course) Citysearch-ed cute little restaurants in SoHo when my parents came to town. I thought French would definitely be interesting, so Cercle Rouge came up as an option. I was excited to try it -- and the location is pretty convenient (right past Canal Street on West Broadway). The place was so adorable... a really awesome French New Orleans-vibe, the staff is beautiful, and the hostess was very attentive and gave us a great table. The decor when we went was Halloween-themed, and they did such a nice job... it really set the tone for the meal. We all ordered something different, but we had trouble deciphering the menu, which our French waiter unfortunately couldn't help us translate. That was the ONLY setback (the prices were totally reasonable), and any apprehension we had about ordering these french dishes disappeared when we tasted them. Everything was delicious. So, the shot in the dark was worth it... Definitely get Les Moules (in any sauce, though I had the basil and lemon) with pomme frites. And the French Onion soup was great, too. Ill be back!
Pros: Great food, prompt service, amazing New Orleans-like vibe
Cons: Staff could have been a little more well-versed