Voulez Vous Manger? Croissanteria, Table Verte Open This Week

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A couple of French spots are opening this week.

Croissanteria, the café and bakery whose owner David Simon we spoke to last month, will open tomorrow at 7 a.m. Mr. Simon’s partner in the venture is Selmo Ribeiro, 31, who also owns a burger joint in Lagos, Portugal.

As you can see from the menus below, the café will offer a variety of croissants, mini croissants, and croissant sandwiches – plus a loyalty program in which every tenth coffee is free, with funds from the tenth coffee going to a neighborhood charity. The tiled space is decorated with a large wall clock from an antique shop on East Ninth Street and benches with red cushions from a synagogue.

And tonight, the owners of Taureau, which moved from East Seventh Street to Broome Street, will open a second restaurant, Table Verte, in Taureau’s old location. The restaurant, which is BYOB while it awaits its liquor license, describes itself as a “new French Bistro… With a twist: We are Vegetarian,” and a “Certified First Date Safe Zone.” Its preview menu is online.


Table Verte, 127 East Seventh Street (between First Avenue and Avenue A); 

Croissanteria, 68 Avenue A (between East Fourth and Fifth Streets); (212) 466-2860