Did I just step into a tucked away French plaza? Is that dining al fresco and a French film playing on the TV? It’s La Cignone, and yes it’s truly modern European at a price you can afford. Hip, chill, AUTHENTIC. There is no pretending. The atmosphere alone is worth a visit.
From the moment I entered, I liked the place immediately. Cozy but spacious at the same time, with its bench seating and lots of roomy space between the tables. In the back is a big roaring fireplace, which creates the best sort of ambience. I love how relaxed this place is. It is not loud at all, and even the other customers seem very laid-back. The servers and staff are so friendly here.
For brunch, I had the eggs benedict which was served with home fries and some dressed arugula. The hollandaise sauce was just right, eggs poached to perfection and home fries seasoned and delicious.
I was treated to a sampler as I stayed after my meal ended, to enjoy the French film they were playing. Service was exceptional and truly felt like I was visiting a friend’s home and they were preparing their best dish for me.
215 Union St
b/n Clinton & Henry Streets