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Alain's Bistro Restaurant Review: Finding Alain’s Bistro on a quiet street in Alsace, France, would be more likely, but thankfully for Nyack residents, this culinary oasis of French Alsatian cooking can be found right inside a local mall. A small, comfortable bar with a few tables at the anterior of the restaurant leads into a charming and elegant main dining area with provincial accents. Appetizers are meticulously and creatively rendered, such as the fried breaded cod served with aïoli and greens. “Tartare de boeuf,” raw beef combined with raw quail egg, is classically prepared. Meanwhile, entrées like rosemary-infused shrimp and scallop skewers served with polenta and a casserole “de riz de veau” with crispy sweetbreads and mushrooms illustrate the kitchen’s dexterity. A French regional wine list with thoughtfully chosen bottles representing varietals from Cabernet Sauvignon to Cabernet Franc, along with delicate, artistically presented desserts, round out the bistro experience.