Armory Show Eats
by Julie Besonen, 02/26/2014
Photo: Tagger Yancey IV
515 W. 52nd St., 212-586-2429, Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
Roughly two blocks from the Armory Show and one block from where The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is taped, La Bergamote is an unrushed, contemporary bistro serving breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner and hello-gorgeous Viennoiserie. The restaurant's rich, buttery, chocolate almond croissants are the signature indulgence, but its fruit tarts, quiches, French toast and chive scrambled eggs with toasted brioche are also lovely. The teal-hued, high-ceilinged space is at the base of a newish glass tower, with small, high tables lining the picture windows and additional seating in back for larger groups. Café au lait comes in a bowl-sized vessel, and if it happens to be pleasant outside you can nurse it on the outdoor patio.