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Le Coq Rico

30 E. 20th St. (Park Ave. S.) Send to Phone
Chef Antoine Westermann brings Alsatian and poultry-centric dining to the Flatiron District.

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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Le Coq Rico, New York, NY

Le Coq Rico Restaurant Review

: With years of experience in Paris bistros (Le Coq Rico, Drouant par Antoine Westermann, Mon Vieil Ami, La Dégustation), chef Antoine Westermann knows chicken, and much more about French cuisine. His first New York restaurant features a menu of poultry prepared in a variety of ways, with chicken, squab, duck and guinea fowl sourced from the finest farms in the country and raised to very specific growth and environmental requirements to ensure tenderness and flavor. The sleek setting is divided between a long bar area (where the rôtisserie is on full display) and an airy dining room. Wall décor of white feathers and eggs enhances the motif. Start your meal with rich seared chicken liver and a glass of Riesling from the extensive menu of French and New World wines. Entrées are designed to be shared by two to four people: choose rôtisserie-cooked or stuffed birds, a slow-roasted version of the Alsatian baeckeoffe or Westermann’s terrine en croûte with duck foie gras. A selection of “Eggz” adds more poultry-related choices. To finish, Matthieu Simon’s île flottante is a must.
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