I had a delightful dining experience at the Copinette French Restaurant in Manhattan located at 891 1st Avenue between 50th and 51st Street.
Some time ago I met the owner (who has since passed) at a private club called Club A and dated him. When he owned the restaurant it was named Copain, which means “boyfriend” in French. Who knew!
I’m happy to announce that the restaurant has taken on a feminist twist. Amy Babic is the owner and Copinette means girlfriend. How cool is that–it’s interesting how things come full circle.
Here are the outside area, the inside bar area, and the inside dining spaces at Copinette.
Copinette offers American cuisine with French influence. They have an extensive wine list that focuses on North American, French and Italian wines with a wide range of price points making it affordable.
Let’s take a look at what I ordered because the meal was divine.
I started with the bread because it looked and tasted delicious.
I ordered Truffle Burrata with tomatoes, roasted pine nuts, basil oil, and balsamic glaze.
Truffle Burrata is a cheese truffle made of layers of soft mozzarella. The core of the burrata is creamy and buttery and the taste is characterized by light and fresh flavors. The freshness of the burrata in combination with the tomatoes was tasty and delightful and fresh that it was just–divine describes it best!
For my main course, I ordered Pan-Seared Branzino with sauteed spinach, garlic mashed potatoes, lemon capers, olives, tomatoes, and olive oil.
I just can’t stop raving about how fresh and delicious all the ingredients were. The dish must have been put together with love and that is just how it tasted. Amazing!
For dessert I chose Peach Melba.
This Peach Melba experience was like floating on a cloud. It was breezy, light, entertaining, and delicious.
I highly recommend the Copinette French Restaurant in Manhattan. The food is exceptional, the atmosphere relaxing, and the service sublime.
For a review of Amy Babic’s other Manhattan restaurant click HERE.