These are really good for hot summer day...
Deux Amis (356E.51st ST bet 1st & 2nd 230-1117)is not popular on this board,I think.This small bistro may not be one of the best in NY, but it's really really nice place.It's not loud, never be over crowded, no waiters with attitude,friendly service,fair price etc...If you are tired of "Hip" bistro,you'd like this place.The menu is basic bistro food, such as coq au vin,steak au poivre.Everything is pretty good if not outstanding.But,the gazpacho(summer only)and the couscous are particularly good.The gazpacho here is not chopped tomato & cucumber version, it's tomato puree with a touch of garlic that comes with a bit of Black & green olive puree.Very refreshing taste.The couscous has choice of lamb,chicken,veg--every couscous is good.These couscous are beautifully presented with vegetables--carrots,string beans,zucchini,chick peas--
come with a big silver cup of good consomme broth sauce on the side. I usually go for chicken--roasted,nicely charred--but in summer time,Veg couscous really hits the spot,especially with Gazpacho.I'm not saying that this is the best couscous in NY, but I think it's as good as the couscous from Lotfi's or Tagine gallery.
Don't forget the raspberry napoleon for dessert and skip the- 20 min wait-chocolate souffle,it's not worth for wait,I think...
The price for the couscous is $16~18.
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