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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 an Alsatian onion tart with Muenster cheese, cumin and smoked pork belly, and baked escargots in parsley, garlic and butter. Rhode Island mussels cooked in a Catalan-style broth provide an alternative to the Alsatian-centered menu while still adhering to French base ingredients. Meanwhile, entrées like chicken cooked in red wine and served with baby vegetables, crispy pork belly and mashed potatoes, and braised rabbit with tarragon mustard sauce, sautéed spätzle and red cabbage are among the highlights. 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.