Plenty has changed in TriBeCa since the hedonistic 1980s, but one mainstay is The Odeon, the legendary eatery that birthed downtown's brasserie scene. Decadence remains a culinary philosophy at the establishment, so slide into a leather banquette surrounded by wood paneling and indulge in a time-honored classic, like the dynamite frisée salad with lardons. The popular eatery always draws crowds, but Saturdays are great for brunch (served until 4pm), and don't be afraid to have your dinner at the endlessly long Art Deco bar to avoid waiting for a table. The Odeon remains as the grande dame of TriBeCa.
- American (New)