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South-of-France meets Tribeca vibe at this new boîte

Find healthy, French cuisine at Maman's Tribeca outpost
Hearty, healthy fare—like this quinoa and chickpea salad—is the order of the day at the new Maman in Tribeca.

Updated Oct 30, 2019 @ 12:07 pm

For the owners of Maman, opening a Tribeca location came as naturally as walking by the space and seeing a “for rent” sign pop up in the window.

The easy, stylish vibe and the fresh, South of France-inspired food that is so-loved at the first location in SoHo are also evident here. When you’re at the new Maman, you feel like family (as befits the name), but you just have a lot more room to spread out: At 2,000 square feet, the new spot is twice the size of the original.

The hearty farro salad at Maman
Maman’s robust farro salad.

You can stop in for granola, Greek yogurt and seasonal fruit ($6) at the to-go counter (where all the packaging is compostable), or take a breather at the full-service tables in the back where breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner are served.

While the high-ceilings and exposed columns are stunning (we’d liken it to falling into an Instagram fever dream), it’s the French-inflected healthful food and focus on beautiful presentation (ditto on the Instagram) that will keep us coming back.

The requisite avocado toast ($10) comes deconstructed and completely customizable. The avocado comes chopped up and piled in its skin, alongside tomatoes, cilantro, pumpkin seeds and two fat slices of homemade country bread. You can assemble your own version to your heart’s DIY content.

The menu is replete with vegetable options and the salads are particular standouts. Look for the roasted cauliflower with yellow quinoa, dates, almonds, chives, endives and turmeric ($13), and the grilled leek salad with crunchy walnuts, Parmesan, sundried tomatoes and Dijon vinaigrette ($11).

Another thing to look out for: The Maman team isn’t resting for long—a Greenpoint, Brooklyn location is on the way.

Maman Tribeca
211 West Broadway
(646) 882-8682