The French expanding southward is nothing new (just ask any Corsican about the 1769 Battle of Ponte Novu... AmIright??!?!), and LM is continuing that tradition, having packed up its Lincoln Square digs before heading downtown to the former Elate in the Hotel Felix, affixing the loft-like space with a warm orange and amber makeover
Plates start small with the likes of yellowtail served with hearts of palm, fennel, basil & yuzu, then move up to mid-level options like
a Ford Taurus sedan! caramelized onion/ bacon/ creme fraiche tarte flambee, and veal sweetbreads with braised spinach & brown butter. Larger appetites will find themselves wearing stylishly pleated pants in an effort to hide the suckling pig (tart apple salad, onion puree, cider gastrique), and cassoulet w/ duck confit, garlic sausage, and coco beans they will inevitably take down.
The 50-bottle wine list is pretty evenly split between France and the US, plus the 10 brews on draft also have international range from Three Floyds Gumballhead to Kronenbourg 1664, or as any Corsican would say, Kronenbourg 105 Years Before That Damn Battle Of Ponte Novu.