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Le Salon Cocktail Bar & Lounge in New York City – review

I have to say that every time I visit a restaurant from the “Chanson” group, I am never disappointed. To give you a context: they have a patisserie in the Flatiron District and a speakeasy downstairs (Thyme Bar), and they opened a new restaurant in Tribeca last year.

I remember when I tried the dessert tasting some years ago and how mind-blowing that experience was (unfortunately, they don’t offer this experience anymore). Then, I had the cocktail experience at Thyme Bar, and it was a great surprise and different from everything I had ever tried. So, I knew that when they opened Chanson Le Salon in Tribeca, it wouldn’t disappoint. I had the opportunity to visit when they opened, and some days ago, I went back to check their new concept: Le Salon Cocktail Bar & Lounge.

Chanson Le Salon is a Modern French Fine-dining restaurant with beautiful decor and an elegant environment – perfect for a date, even if you choose to sit at the bar. This new night concept features a cocktail program that explores a new horizon on mixology. One of the highlights is the first-ever Barrel Age Tasting Menu in New York City. These in-house barrel-aged cocktails are made through a fractional blending process in such a way that the finished product is a mixture of ages called The Solera Process. We didn’t try this tasting but had the Red Triangle, with dark rum, and also the Banana Fish – which was a true drinking experience. Even the presentation of the cocktail was a surprise. On the “traditional” side, we also had Second Act, similar to a Spicy Margarita.

The food menu features a lot of bites and appetizers, perfect for sharing. The Fried Crispy Avocado – yes, you read it right – and the Sweet and Spicy Friend Wontons were our favorites. We also had the lobster roll sliders and the Pulpo & Chorizo, which came with a creamy mashed potato. The mix of flavors was so interesting and delicious!

For the main, we had the Branzino and the Short Rib. Needless to say, the restaurant, again, surprises: the presentation of the fish was on a whole new level. The fish came in a trunk, and then they served the sauce over it. And not only was it beautiful, but it was also delicious.

We still had some space for dessert, so we had the Chocolate à La Mode, a chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and raspberry jam. Delicious!

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