5 West 8th St, between Macdougal and 5th Ave
Nestled in the back of the recently renovated Marlton Hotel, restauranteur and hotelier Sean MacPhearson’s Margaux boasts a seasonally inspired French-Mediterranean menu served amidst a Parisian-chic clubhouse setting.
A reinvention of beatnik writer Jack Kerouac’s old stomping ground, Margaux has garnered praise as a welcomed Greenwich Village hangout that is unequivocally a throwback to a bygone Manhattan era. The vibe is casual and the crowd appears unassuming, however the food delights and the drinks don’t disappoint!
Cozy up by the fireplace in the sumptuous, dimly-lit hotel lobby or pony up to the old world cocktail bar at the entrance to Margaux before retiring to a perfectly distressed banquette for dinner. Margaux’s signature dish, a Farmers Board featuring quinoa tabouli, sweet potato, kale, avocado hummus and beets speaks to culinary intent of the restaurant, bringing together southern and eastern Mediterranean flavors with unpretentious California flare.
Other notable dishes include the lamb meatballs with saffron yogurt, house-made squid ink bucatini and diver scallops with black trumpets and chanterelles. Open 365 days a year for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Margaux joins the growing ranks of hotel restaurants as an affordable go-to on Lower Fifth Avenue.