L’Appart, The Chef’s Apartment at Le District will open in March as the final culinary installment of the popular downtown French market. The design of the dining room reflects that of a “chef’s living room” – sophisticated, intimate and relaxed with modern touches throughout, featuring just eight tables accommodating up to 30 seated guests. The room mimics that of an open-concept living space with a state of the art kitchen, where guests can watch the buzz of the line over marble countertops while enjoying the aromas of the chefs preparing their meal, flanked by a glass wall with views of the Hudson River.
The chef's living room
is now your living room
To make a reservation via phone or speak to George Thomas directly, please call L’Appart at 212.981.8577 from Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 5pm.
L’Appart This well-upholstered 28-seat enclave within Le District, the sprawl of markets and restaurants in Battery Park City, is designed to suggest an informal dinner party — hence the name, a shortening of the French for apartment. When guests enter, the headwaiter, George Thomas, whom you may recognize from his many years at Bouley, offers an aperitif or a glass of Champagne. “It’s like what happens when you go to someone’s home,” he said. The room is fitted with an open kitchen where the chef, Nicolas Abello — who worked with Gérard Vié in France, Pierre Gagnaire in London and Daniel Boulud in New York — prepares a six-course French-accented tasting menu. (He has access to the more than 2,500 ingredients that Le District carries.) Jordi Vallès, Le District’s culinary director, oversees the restaurant. There are options for expanding the number of courses and matching them with wines. (Opens April 20): Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty Street (West Street), 212-981-8577,
By FLORENCE FABRICANT, APRIL 12, 2016