I have a long list of restaurants I’d like to try and The New French has been on my list for over two years. I finally made my way there for brunch last Saturday before kayaking in the Hudson. Since it was a gorgeous day, most people opted to enjoy their brunch outdoors but Josh and I decided to skip the wait and just eat inside. The New French’s menus are all written in the same font, which Josh really liked:
The walls are covered with whimsical gold drawings that we admired while waiting for our brunch to arrive:
We went to the restaurant knowing we were going to order the tuna sandwich and decided we would figure out our second dish once we arrived. They had a special that afternoon – house-cured pastrami with eggs – that sounded really good. My tuna sandwich with fries:
The tuna sandwich is made with a large piece of poached tuna, some simple lemony aoili, and some greens. The bread is a crisp flatbread that is slightly chewy and the perfect texture and while I was eating it, I was thinking that I would definitely crave this dish later (I was right because I’m craving it right now and I had to settle for a regular tuna sandwich). We ordered the fries instead of the salad and I wish the fries were a little larger (they all seemed a little stubby). Also, we both wished there was more tuna to eat – the sandwich was definitely a little on the thin side.
Josh’s pastrami and eggs:
The pastrami was mixed with potatoes and a house-made tomato relish as well. We both thought the dish was a little too heavy for the summer time, but I really liked the pastrami and can definitely see myself eating it in the winter time.
I loved the waitresses at The New French, the food was awesome, and I definitely plan on returning!