Cheek-by-jowl tables and the happy buzz of conversation give this dining room the feel of a Montparnasse hangout. And while the menu includes nods to the City of Light such as duck confit and profiteroles, it skews toward the native cuisine of Belgian chef/owner Claudio Pirollo. That means mussels are reliably plump (we like the version with garlic and saffron) and frites nicely crunchy. Despite the cramped quarters, there’s a sense of wit to the place. Oversize cutlery doubles as art, and that luminous clock is actually a projection.
Don’t miss: Endive salad; mussels gratinée; smoked salmon with Belgian waffle; beef stew; sole meunière; burger; Nutella ice cream with chocolate sauce.