Le Grainne

French in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Tap the top of your French onion soup as you dream of ingénue Amélie cracking open her crème brulée; Le Grainne transports the senses from the busy blocks of Chelsea to the backstreets of Paris. The tin-topped eatery excels at lunchtime, when baguette sandwiches and savory crepes are scarfed down amid cramped quarters.

The service is a bit disorganized, but the staff is friendly and the food is worth the wait.