195 Ave. A
Manhattan, NY 10009

Alphabet City

  • Tues.–Thurs., noon–11pm, Fri. –Sat, noon–midnight, Sun., noon–10pm

The East Village meets the Alps in this tiny café focusing on crunchy melted-cheese sandwiches. But their offerings are anything but run-of-the-mill, featuring several Gallic, Italian and Swiss-style variations. The signature raclette is a lava of Grand Cru flowing over potatoes and served with a salad of arugula and cocktail onions bursting with vinegary flavor. For true cheese lovers, Raclette is heaven; for those who don't or can't do dairy, there are open-faced tartines with sardines and olive tapenade, or a vegetarian combo of curry-roasted cauliflower, hummus, golden raisins and toasted almonds on naan. There are just eight seats, and the sandwiches are made with such care it's not fast food, but it's well worth the wait.



  • Kid Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • $$
  • French


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