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451 Washington St. (Watts St.) Send to Phone
Capsouto Frères' elegant casual fare of steak frites and soufflés are fantastique.

Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Capsouto Freres Restaurant Review

: One of the most romantic casual dining rooms in the city, Capsouto Frères planted roots in TriBeCa long before the neighborhood became stocked with rich celebrities. Set in a former warehouse, the spacious restaurant features a high-ceilinged dining room with red brick walls, wooden floors, soaring columns and an antique wall mirror. The Capsouto brothers are gracious hosts, but the whole experience feels rather dated. The French food is decent and reasonably priced, and brunch is always a treat. You'll find good, spicy saucissons, smoked salmon, ravioli with scallops and mushrooms, steak frites and such specials as duckling with cassis and ginger. The soufflés are popular, but we think they could be a bit more distinguished. The mostly French and American wine list is adequate.
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