• NeighborhoodGreenwich Village
  • Reservation PolicyYes
  • Price Range$$
  • CuisineFrench, Mediterranean

In the recesses of the Marlton Hotel, the latest boutique offering by the downtown hotelier Sean McPherson (the Waverly Inn, the Jane), sits a Rive Droite-style café whose Greenwich Village-looking patrons are the only element that betrays its true location, on West 8th Street, a stone’s throw from Washington Square Park. Outfitted with green and red leather banquettes and a skylit garden room, Margaux, which was inspired by McPherson’s visits to side-street hotels in Paris, has become one of the Village’s most popular haunts for farm-to-table French-Mediterranean cuisine and after-work drinks. Chefs Michael Reardon and Jeremy Blutstein serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week; their most talked-about plates include the “Farmer’s Board” (crackers, harissa tabouli, sweet potato, and avocado hummus), English-pea risotto, and grilled swordfish. (Even better: if you’re staying at the Marlton, breakfast is on the house.)


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