Sunday, March 10, 2013
Montmarte is a charming, French feeling spot in the old, beloved Gascogne space. It is intimate & urbane and since recently opening, fills a void in Chelsea. The food is updated French classics and tasty. Bread is from Sullivan St. bakery and goes well with soft butter. The amuse bouche of scallop & pistachio was lovely. I went with the skate($26) which is served with winey, mustardy cabbage. The dish was tasty, but arrived awfully fast which is usually a red flag in a restaurant. The potatoes souffle($10) with goat cheese was like fried potatoes on steroids. So delicicious and a good counter-balance to the skate. I was full and passed on dessert. Montmarte inherits the small, but sweet garden from Gascogne and will be beloved in warmer months. GO!