I would give this a 3.5 to 3.75, if I could. I'm rounding down, however, for good reason:
I don't know why, but women in general seem to fancy this place. True, it has a quaint atmosphere in the heart of residential brownstone W. Village. Desserts are good (probably a big reason). & it's sort of French.
Personally, I think it's a class thing. The perception of the French still looms in our psyche as something higher... I don't know if it's because the French are so nasty to us, so we feel like sucking up. Who knows? It's exactly where 'EVERYONE 'would want to live, given their druthers, if you like the charm of NYC at all. It feels just a little out of the way, cause there is little commerce around... maybe people feel like they are in the know or something. They have nice outside tables & it's all windows on the corner. Airy. Ok, charming.
Bring your own wine.
But my verdict is... It's nothing special. Average food. I'm not panning it. It's perfectly fine. But I don't understand what it is about chicks in particular. If you have a theory, please expound...