Brunch at Le Singe in Chelsea

 Le Singe in NYC, NY

Le Singe in NYC, NY

We were recently at Le Singe, formerly known as Le Singe Vert in Chelsea, to meet Jodi's cousin Rebecca for brunch. It has been a while that I had that place on my radar and it was a good opportunity to try it. The dining room definitely had the feel of a French brasserie, as did the menu. We started our meal by sharing their French toast casserole, that is a crème brulée flavored baked French toast with caramelized apples, topped with crème fraîche. We added some maple sugar and that was perfect: delicious, it was caramelized on top, the best part in fact. 

 French toast casserole at Le Singe in NYC, NY

French toast casserole at Le Singe in NYC, NY

For our entrees, Jodi ordered an omelet with tomato, cheddar and spinach, that was just ok.

 Omelet at Le Singe in NYC, NY

Omelet at Le Singe in NYC, NY

She also got a French lemonade from Effervé:

 French lemonade at Le Singe in NYC, NY

French lemonade at Le Singe in NYC, NY

And Rebecca the Croque Monsieur, that was, with the tartare, recommended on Yelp! and that looked delicious with its Swiss cheese gratiné on top. 

 Croque Monsieur at Le Singe in NYC, NY

Croque Monsieur at Le Singe in NYC, NY

But on my side, I decided to order the second Yelp! recommendation (although I should mention that my choice was made well before): I ordered the steak tartare. Made with filet mignon cut with a knife, it was made with a spicy cocktail sauce and topped with a quail yolk. When they asked me if I wanted the large portion I thought they were proposing an appetizer and an entree size and, after picking the latter, I was surprised to see such a big portion...It was really good, with a very slight kick, but too large for me. It was served with  delicious fries that were crispy and a salad for a healthy note.

 Steak tartare at Le Singe in NYC, NY

Steak tartare at Le Singe in NYC, NY

 Steak tartare at Le Singe in NYC, NY

Steak tartare at Le Singe in NYC, NY

It was very good and I wish I had some space to order dessert. I definitely want to go back to Le Singe to try their escargots, as well as their steak frites or duck breast (maybe both?).

Enjoy (I did)!

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Le Singe - 160 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

 
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