Frederick Lesort's latest concept in a series of French-inspired restaurants, Plein Sud Restaurant & Bar a Vins brings affordable and authentic Brasserie-style cuisine to TriBeCa. The market-fresh and seasonal menu features an array of dishes influenced by the rich and diverse gastronomic heritage of France with a nod to its southern regions.
For weekday breakfast, the kitchen delivers a variety of riffs on Eggs Benedict, such as Plein Sud Eggs Norwegian in addition to a bevy of griddled items, granolas, pastries and fruit.
Plein Sud’s dinner menu includes a choice of hors d’oeuvres such as Poisson Cru, homemade Pates et Terrines served with toasted brioche and seasonal preserves, as well as artisanal flatbreads baked in the restaurant’s brick oven. Sandwiches and tartines include the Le Burger Royale aux Fromage, an 8-ounce Pat LaFrieda Black Angus burger stuffed with cheese and black truffle aioli and served on a toasted brioche bun with parmesan and herb tossed potato fries.
For heartier fare at this French restaurant in TriBeCa, entrees such as Steak au Poivre, grilled 14-ounce pepper-crusted New York strip, and Poulet Roti Forestiere, rosemary mushroom stuffed chicken, are available at this authentic TriBeCa brasserie in addition to house specialties such as Duo of Escargot Persillade, sautéed escargot, and nightly specials such as Bouillabaisse, served on Fridays.
Plein Sud’s weekend brunch includes Brioche French Toast with sautéed bananas and maple syrup; Croque Monsieur, grilled ham and cheese with Mornay sauce; and Grilled Chicken Paillard, spicy arugula and shaved crudités.