The vets of Michelin-starred restaurants in NYC Joël Robuchon and Per Se have come together to debut l’abeille, a warm and sophisticated French restaurant in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood that embodies modern elegance with French haute cuisine. The casual NYC bistro creates a ‘bistronomy’ dining experience with an intimate 54-seat space that features a six-course rotating seasonal prix-fixe menu. The menu is ingredient-driven, sourced locally from farms in New York, and curated using both traditional and modern French techniques. The restaurant’s culinary program is complemented by a French-focused wine list and cocktail menu from sought-after producers while shining a spotlight on under-the-radar treasures. Situated on the coveted corner of Greenwich and Laight Street in Manhattan, inside, the interior is contemporary, sophisticated, and elegant. Clean lines melded with luxurious plush textures – like green velvet – provide a chic, elevated ambiance. Antique brass light fixtures fill the space, and during the warmer weather months, l’abeille’s floor-to-ceiling light-drenched windows open to the sidewalk, where intimate outdoor dining tables emulate the bistro-style al fresco atmosphere of Paris.
Words by Kara Studzinski