Angie Mar, whose name is synonymous with Beatrice Inn, has decided to move in an entirely new direction. Mar’s new restaurant, Les Trois Chevaux, dives head first into classical French. Translated the name of the restaurant means “The Three Horses,” a nickname Mar and her brothers were given by their father and uncles, according to the restaurant’s website.
The space is quite elegant with a rounded bar on one side, white linen tables on the other with elegant lighting. The menu is a tribute to New York City's great French restaurants of years gone by.
Diners can begin with oysters on the half shell served with a champagne and bonito mignonette, or truffles and caviar. Follow it up with Tartare de la Mer with otoro (the most desirable part of the tuna belly), rock shrimp, yuzu and caviar. Confit of frog’s legs also makes an appearance, as does breast of pigeon roasted in ash with Sakura blossom, porcini and shiitake mushrooms. Seconds include rack of lamb, sautéed dover sole and juniper roasted pheasant.
Cocktails include the 52nd Avenue South, a drink named after Mar’s childhood home. It’s a mix of Beluga Vodka, 20th Century Pear and Dassai Nigori. There’s also a lengthy wine list with more than a dozen available by the glass. Dress to impress. Proper attire isn’t just suggested, it’s required, including dinner jackets for men and absolutely no blue jeans, shorts or sneakers.
Les Trois Chevaux is located at 283 West 12th St, New York, NY (917) 261-6085