We went off to CoCo J’adore on a gorgeous fall afternoon. The charming French bistro is prominently located right on Little W.12th street. The Meatpacking District restaurant blends French fare with a mischievous Parisian party ambiance. We couldn’t contain our excitement as we strolled past the open doors and saw the stunning interior.
Photo credit: CoCo J’adore
There’s not a detail to be missed at CoCo. The entrance has a flower wall with a portrait of Coco Chanel herself. As you walk in, you’ll be greeted by beautiful gold walls and accents, faux shearling lined chairs, and marble top tables. The back half of the restaurant has plush booths in jewel tones.
Photo credit: CoCo J’adore
CoCo radiates French glamour with a New York edge through art, fashion, culture, and entertainment influences. The chic restaurant aims to transport you to midnight in Paris. After dinner service, it turns into a late night dance party. Unfortunately for us, it was noon and not midnight. So mimosas were in order!
We decided to share an order of the burrata… naturally. The creamy burrata is served beautifully on a raw tomato coulis with diced cucumbers and olive focaccia. The combination of tomato coulis and burrata was refreshing and so flavorful. We could have easily polished off another order. The olive focaccia was unexpected but welcome.
Mimosa refills were a bit challenging as we had to flag down our server for each round, but the service overall was fab. Right now, CoCo has a solid brunch special where a cool $35 includes an entrée and 90 minutes of bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys. There’s also prix-fixe option for $39 sans alcohol that includes a shared starter, one entrée, and dessert. The prices are more than reasonable given the ambiance.
The avocado toast was an obvious choice for me. It was a more generous portion than anticipated. I was pleased to see this wasn’t your average avocado toast and included pickled onions, herbs, and sliced almonds, which added texture. The avocado toast also comes with an egg prepared to your liking. I decided to have mine poached on the side. The toast itself was entirely too crispy and overwhelming to bite into. Note: do not order this on a first date.
My brunch date chose the eggs Scandinavian. Beautifully prepared poached eggs arrived in style on top of homemade biscuits. She was mad for the smoked salmon and loved the hollandaise sauce. Tasha couldn’t stop raving about the roasted potatoes seasoned with rosemary.
The service was impeccable. Needless to say, we want to host a fun girl’s night out at CoCo with the rest of our squad.
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CoCo serves up a delicious brunch in stylish, French-inspired digs in the heart of Meatpacking.
CoCo J’adore serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.