Alouette, an attractive French bistro that has been on Broadway and 97th St. for a dozen years or so, does not get mentioned much on this board, so I wanted to share my thoughts about a dinner we had there earlier this week. We were going to Symphony Space, so we had an early dinner, and I was impressed with the early-bird prix-fixe at $25 for 3 courses. I started with sauteed calamari, which were good if slightly tough, then had a delicious calves liver, and a flourless chocolate cake with creme anglaise that was excellent. My partner ordered a la carte and had a really nice goat cheese tartlet and a superb duck breast with duck sausage in a light orange-flavored broth. With a nice bottle of Cahors for $28, the total before tip was about $90. A nice welcome from the hostess/owner, Chantal, and attentive waitstaff make it a very pleasant spot if you are heading to that neighborhood.