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Le Moulin a Cafe
Posted by Lauren on 09/08/2012
I enjoyed a wonderful lunch here with my boyfriend today. The decor of this place is very clean and welcoming- white walls with exposed brick in the back. We were seated in the dining area in the back but if you are looking for a quick grab and go bite, the front of the restaurant has take out options such as salads, sandwiches and desserts . We sat down around 2:30 pm and were promptly greeted by the server. The brunch menu is quite small but they do have your typical brunch items like omlettes and french toast. I was wishing they had some sort of salad on the menu but I opted for the buckwheat crepe filled with spinach and cheese which came with a side salad. My boyfriend had the croque monsieur also with a side salad. The place was not crowded when we dined so the food came out fairly quick. The crepe was the perfect amount of food- not too big, not too small. The spinach was fresh inside and the buckwheat crepe had a very nice flavor. After trying a bite of the croque monsieur I was wishing I had ordered that instead! It was amazing- a thin layer of ham and cheese inside perfectly toasted bread with melted cheese on top- amazing!! The side salads were very fresh and perfectly dressed. All in all this place is perfect! We were able to sneak a peek at the dinner menu which has so many options- meats, fish, pasta and salads. We will definitely be back soon to try it. On our way out I gave in to the desserts at the counter and grabbed a lemon macaroon which was light and very tasty. My only complaint was the price- $2.50 for a single macaroon! The meal itself was not pricey at all, prices ranged between $10-$16 per dish. All in all the place was very good and I definitely recommend giving it a try!
Posted by LF on 09/05/2012
Mussels are one of my favorite foods and these were some of the best I have ever had. I ordered the ones in the mustard broth. There just wasn't enough bread to soak up that amazing broth....delicious. Mussels were fresh, tasty and so tender. Desserts were fresh, authentic. Even if you don 't live in the neighborhood, make the trip. You won't be disappointed.
Posted by Amy T. on 05/08/2012
Some months ago I said I would report back on dinner in this lovely place, and now I can. I've had dinner here a few times now, and although it's not readily apparent from the entrance, they've created a real sit-down dinner environment in the back. Real flowers, cloth napkins, and small candles transform the room in the evening. The dinner menu is simple but excellent! The endive/pear salad is a wonderful balance of sweet, nutty, and sharp flavors. The roasted chicken and quiche are both done just right. This bodes well for the moules and onion soup, which I plan to try next. The frite are above-average as French fries, but they're no match for the magnificent frite once available from the long-gone Cafe Bruxelles, alas. (But then, what frites are? If you know, please tell!) Some comments on MenuPages note disappointment with the service. This is surely the exception, perhaps on the rare occasions when they're completely full. Generally the service is helpful, friendly, unpretentious, and not overly-personal -- the casual dining ideal. Oh yeah -- and they have a generous hand with the exceptionally nice wines! I hope more people discover the dinner manifestation of this great daytime coffee-and-pastry place. Just take a few steps to the back. Viva le moulin!
Posted by anonymous on 03/04/2012
Finally a charming cafe on York. The service was extremely friendly. Their coffee hits the spot, and I enjoyed a chocolate croissant hot out of the oven. For those two items it was just over $6...a little steep, but hey it's New York!
Posted by samuels34 on 01/24/2012
Dropped by for a cup of coffee while visiting a friend in the neighborhood for a latte and a croissant - both were very tasty. Decided to go back for dinner and loved the charming, cozy back dining area. We stayed chatting for awhile and didn't feel rushed and enjoyed the french wine and salads (the entrees are above $15/piece but the salads and sandwiches are quite affordable). Our waiter was friendly and very pleasant and the staff all seemed to get along well. The fire place sealed the deal. Definitely recommend!
Posted by 4theBeans on 11/12/2011
If you care about coffee, this is the best thing to happen on the UES since M Rohrs (still mourned) closed its doors. In this neighborhood, Moulin is THE place for a delicious cuppa joe. I for one am relieved. The food keeps pace with the the brew, which is a bonus.
Posted by John L on 11/03/2011
I was there last week end for the brunch and I had the best Eggs Benedict I ever had. The service was great and hard to believe it was just the seconf week end they were serving brunch. I understand the other reviews about the other places on York but I believe every one has its favourite place and mine will be The Moulin. Congratulations and welcome to the neighborhood!