Best Place to Feel as If You Are in Paris - 2002
Belden Place will transport you back to the cafe-lined streets of Paris. Located in the Financial District, this narrow alley is lined with three French-inspired cafes and filled with umbrellaed tables, usually occupied by hipsters sipping cappuccino or wine and filling ashtrays. To add to the atmosphere, most of the waitstaff speaks in heavy French accents and dresses the part as well. On a recent visit, an after-work crowd was settling in for some of the cafe specials: mussels at Plouf, the cod cheeks with roasted garlic at B44, and the andouillette "herbed tripe sausage" with caramelized onions at Cafe Bastille. Oui, oui.