Andrew Carmelliniâ€™s newest restaurant, Lafayette, only four days old when we were there, was already the hottest place in town. That was confirmed when we saw Sophia Vergara sitting a few tables away.Â The restaurant is gorgeous in the style of a grand French cafe complete with a pastry shop. Donâ€™t miss the crab tartine, Moroccan lamb chops, duck breast with kumquats, any of the pastas, apple tart and the fantastic cocktail Rive Gouche.
380 Lafayette Street
212 533 3000