Arro is a welcoming French bistro amid the busy warehouse cafes and beer joints crowding West 6th Street. The clean space is brightened with bistro furniture and artsy touches including bench seats crafted from recycled bike tires.
Start with the classic raclette, a pungent melted cheese served in a cast-iron skillet with slivers of ham and pickled veggies. The wine program is strong with an all-French list designed by master sommeliers Craig Collins and Devon Broglie. For mains on the changing seasonal menu, try the grilled or a king salmon—so buttery and fresh—or the roasted chicken (the benchmark of a great chef )with tomato gastrique and fried artichoke.
Executive chef Andrew Curren, a part of ELM Restaurant Group that also owns 24 Diner and Easy Tiger, knows his stuff. Genuine French profiteroles made by his wife, pastry chef Mary Catherine Curren, are prepared daily in scrumptious seasonal flavors. Think rosewater with pistachio ice cream and raspberries. Oui!