Restaurant Spotlight: Dirty French
Restaurant Spotlight: Dirty French

Perhaps you consider yourself a foodie, you adore French food, or you simply love trying new restaurants. Regardless, Dirty French is a definite crowd pleaser and a must try restaurant that surely won't disappoint. 

This swanky New York bistro is brought to you by Jeff Zalaznick, Mario Carbone, and Rich Torrisi with Major Food Groups. This seen and be seen spot is located on the Lower East side in the Ludlow Hotel, which is at 180 Ludlow Street.

A mirror the length of the wall is edged with light bulbs on one side of the room, while the other side of the room features shelves that showcases eccentric Greek busts. Pulsating music and guests dressed to the nines add to the ambiance of this restaurant serving up traditional French classics, but with a contemporary twist with daring flavors. 

The lobby bar is the perfect spot to enjoy cocktails before or after your meal. This cocktail bar and lounge is also brought to you by Major Food Drinks. The bar director, Thomas Waugh, features unique cocktails and a select food menu. You can even kick back and sip your cocktail in the Ludlow's garden courtyard, if you so desire. 

Dirty French is known for having amazing tuna tartare that is extremely fresh with Bird's eye chili, which gives it a nice kick. Two crisp crepes come with this delicious appetizer. Other wonderful appetizer selections include grilled oysters with garlic and parsley, salmon with dill, potato, and blackening spice, and the roasted beet and candied cashews salad. 

Other great menu selections include the steak au poivre, which is known for being so incredibly tender that it melts in your mouth. The rotisserie is available in limited qualities and includes three options: Country ribs, duck, and lamb. 

In 2015, NY Mag named Dirty French's version of a French dip sandwich as "The Best Sandwich." This lunchtime menu option consists of a baguette topped with peppercorns and served with beef and horseradish cream, and comes with beef jus for dunking.

In 2014, The New York Times named the mushroom mille-feuille one of the best restaurant dishes in 2014. This mixture of mushrooms is buttery and includes stems of king trumpet mushrooms, and is served with green coconut curry sauce.

Wash your meal down with a glass of wine or one of Dirty French's signature cocktails, like the Pigalle, which is made with bourbon, bitter aperitif, ancho chile, lemon juice, and fresh orange. 

Make sure to save room for dessert, such as the lovely trio of apple ginger, mango, and coconut sorbet. There's also a preserved lemon tart with almonds and toasted meringue. 

Breakfast is served daily from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., lunch is served Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dinner is served as follows: Monday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

The reservation policy of Dirty French is that reservations are to be made one month in advance and are accepted for groups up to six. Private event options are also available.

You do not want to miss out on the delicious French food to be had at Dirty French. Make your reservation to dine with your friends or family today!