Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Secret Garden

Little Prince may be petite, but he's not short on flavor


Ah, spring. Can you taste that fresh air?

Don't worry, we can't either.

In fact, even with Little Prince's superb curbside views and open-air atmosphere, all we can smell is the sweet funk of this gruyère-smothered French onion soup burger.

And it's not even on the menu.

There are Gallic classics on that petite menu, from frisee aux lardons to filet tartare to ratatouille, but that burger is lurking there back in the kitchen, just waiting for you to order it.

Too early for a burger? Then you'll have to try very, very hard not to order the very, very decadent foie gras McMuffin (c'mon, do it, beach season's still 5 weeks away).

If so, then you'll have no problem tangling with some schmancy cookies developed by chocolatier Jacques Torres, served with rum-infused milk.

Hey, we wouldn't blame you.

Photo credit Evan Sung.

Little Prince
199 Prince St. (Sullivan St.), Soho
(212) 335-0566

Price: 3 (out of 4)
Noise: 1 (out of 4)
Subway: C/E to Spring St.
Scene: Casual and spring-y
Hot seat: If not outside, grab one of the booths nearest the windows.
Best bets: French onion soup burger; foie gras McMuffin; filet steak tartare
Nearby: The Dutch; Boqueria; Hundred Acres

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