The opening has been delay a couple of months but the table d'hôte restaurant called Cheri has finally made its debut in the Mount Morris Park Historic District. We had a preview last night and the concept restaurant is basically the feel of a chic Parisienne apartment in which the host serves a select menu every night to the guest. There's a bit of good 90s aesthetics here and even an enclosed back yard with heat lamps. We will have a dining review tomorrow but folks can check out some of the designer details after the jump.
What is extraordinary at the new spot by 121st Street is a new Harlem aesthetic that is very contemporary, French and has a little mix of Phillip Stark all within an eclectic brownstone garden floor. Art is decorated all throughout the restaurant and Chef Alain Eoche adds Gallic homages such as the iconic designer murals in the bathrooms. Out back, one will find a fully enclosed garden area for dining which is something not found often uptown and especially not at this scale. We are definitely not into 90s lounge aesthetic but do remember the chic nostalgia that Cheri brings to the table and this definitely is one of the more unique spaces we have been to in some time. Dinner and weekend brunch service are now available so folks should drop by if they want to experience this charming new destination that is like a trip to a contemporary flat in Le Marais. Reservations can be made at: 212.662.4374
For more on what this type of specialized set menu dining is about, check out our past post: LINK