For French food lovers, who hasn’t dreamt of eating in a unique place like a cathedral?

Last September, the Franco-Mediterranean Cathédrale Restaurant opened its doors at the Moxy East Village Hotelin New York… Let’s go to discover this place!

Designed by Rockwell Group, it’s 26-foot, triple-height ceiling is covered in a massive wire mesh sculpture, Fillmore, by Edoardo Tresoldi. The delicate yet monumental sculpture creates a dramatic dialogue with the restaurant’s architecture. Cathédralealso includes an open kitchen with copper accents and a bar area with vintage-style neon signs that reference storied East Village night spots like the PalladiumandThe Saint. The bar itself has an angular design that creates flirtatious sightlines. An outdoor dining terrace with a retractable roof is another hidden surprise. The room is dark and moody, enlivened with electric blue sashes suspended from the sculpted ceiling.

“The installation outlines itself as an architectural precious wreck, a tribute to the cultural background that influenced not only New York City, but several generations worldwide.”

The place is as amazing as the food… Chef Jason Hall prepares a menu inspired by French-Mediterranean cuisine that paints a picture of the coastal cuisine of Southern France, with brushstrokes of Italy, Spain, and Greece in a staggering setting.

Signature dishes include starters such as Oyster Mushroom Brochette with Mache Salad and Basil Pistou, and Hamachi Crudo with Green Apple and Black Olive Oil. Main courses include Bouillabaisse ‘Tetou’ with Saffron Potatoes and Red-Pepper RouilleRoasted Lobster with Wild Oregano, Lemon, and Parsley Butter; and 30-Day Dry-Aged Ribeye Steak au Poivre.

Do you want to impress someone or just treat yourself to a meal? Make a reservation on their website.

By Justine Duclaux

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