Fine Dining – Battery Park Dinner Tuesday through Saturday
Tasting Menu from $150 Wine Pairing from $95 Caviar Service $120-$340
Modern French/ European Cuisine
If you’ve always dreamed of having dinner at a Michelin Star chef’s home, you should try L’Appart, Chef Nicolas “Nico” Abello’s restaurant, hidden in the French culinary market, Le District at Brookfield Place! When asked about the concept of L’Appart, Chef Nico answers: “Guests are welcome into our home, we cook and serve them for the night. We want them to enjoy their time with us and feel at home as though they were friends or family”. And this is exactly how you feel in this charming 28-seat restaurant designed like the dining room of a Parisian apartment with an open kitchen! Nico and his team take care of you the whole night making sure you experience something unique and memorable. The beautiful tasting menu changes every month. Based on the season and market avaibility, it reflects Nicolas Abello’s French heritage. His cuisine feels at the same time authentic and modern.
For whom Food lovers in search of a meaningful dining experience in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere. L’Appart is a delightful place for a romantic dinner or a special occasion.
Story Nicolas Abello grew up in France in a little town called Val d’Albian, not far away from Paris. He discovered his passion for cooking at a young age while he was working at Michelin 2-star restaurant, Les Trois Marches with chef de cuisine, Gérard Vié. “The team, the rigor, the passion” in this kitchen were a revelation for him and this is when he knew he wanted to become a chef. Nico also worked in London at Pierre Gagnaire’s restaurant. He first came to New-York in 2013 to work at restaurant Daniel. He has been leading L’Appart’s kitchen since its opening in 2015. It was awarded one Michelin star a few months later and has held onto it ever since.
My experience I was at L’Appart on a Friday night and was delighted both by Nico’s cuisine and the warm and unique atmosphere of the restaurant. When asked about defining his cuisine, Nico answers with one word: “Love”. And it’s true that you can feel the love in your plate, as well as respect, humility and talent. Each one of the courses felt special, meticulously thought out, executed and presented. I will never forget the beauty, tenderness and flavors of the Coho salmon paired with passion fruit and cilantro and the uniqueness of the razor clam, with coconut, Kaffir lime and a squid ink tuile. The white asparagus with spring greens and lardo felt like spring on my plate. The tuna, with baby artichoke and yellow pepper saffron transported me to Spain. The rabbit saddle with mustard and spaetzle was a work of art. After a rhubarb and chamomile pre-dessert came a beautiful chocolate dessert with sour cream and fig. Both were divine and I was seduced by the subtlety of the flavors and textures. The young Pastry Chef Mina Pizarro knows her stuff and it’s no wonder she’s been chosen to represent North America in the next Valrhona International C3 Pastry Chef Competition which will take place in Brooklyn in October 2018. But at L’Appart, love is not only on the plate, love is everywhere! And you can feel it as soon as you walk in, when David, the Maitre D’ welcomes you with a complimentary drink and introduces you to Nico and the team before sitting you at your table. Service is not only attentive, it is also extremely warm and you feel like you could stay here all night enjoying the beautiful food while being pampered, chatting with the chef if you’d like and feeling the beautiful spirit of this wonderful team. ~Nathalie ~ June 22, 2018
L’Appart 225 Liberty Street New York, NY 10281 (212) 981-8577 https://www.lappartnyc.com/ Tuesday-Saturday 5:30pm-9:30pm During terrace season caviar service is also available on the patio for guests with or without a reservation at the restaurant: Jardin Privé at L’Appart 5.30pm-10pm, Tuesday through Saturday