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84 E. Fourth St. (Second Ave.) Send to Phone
A spin on the Parisian bistro on Second Avenue.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Belcourt Restaurant Review

: Belcourt projects a studiously European vibe in décor (that of a classic French bistro) and in the kitchen. The windowed doors were imported from France, and the menu ranges from items like “Boudin Blanc Dogs” (an über-upscale hot dog) to a lamb burger feted with goat cheese, spicy ketchup, zucchini pickles and fries. For the most part, it’s a success, especially the seafood. The oil-poached octopus with pickled carrots and olive crisps, meanwhile, is a revelation, tender and packed with flavor. Hanger steak, traditionally an inexpensive cut, greatly benefits from being slathered in a decadent bone marrow sauce. Cocktails are part of the mix too, specialty libations inspired by old-school favorites like the 75 gussied up with strawberries, and a 1586 Tea, featuring rye, lingonberry and whiskey-barrel aged bitters. The mid-size wine list isn’t exceptional, but does have some good bottles in the sub-$40 range.
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