When we heard that Gabe Stulman was taking over the Chelsea space that formerly housed Gascogne, our minds immediately went to the backyard. The garden was easily the former French eatery's most winning feature, and we knew Stulman would have something good in store (and he had to, seeing how the miniscule eatery just needs more seating, regardless of the concept). Well, the garden is up and running, and in addition to the alfresco tables there is an eight-seat bar tucked into the corner. If you're looking for cocktails, our choice du jour is the Paris Campari and soda, which is a DIY take on the classic cocktail, with the ingredients laid out on a silver tray.
158 Eighth Ave.; 646-596-8838