Little Prince located between Sullivan and Sixth Avenue took over the Shortys .32 space. They have transformed the space from a dark claustrophobic room into a 38 seat open airy clean room. The large windows open up to the street on a nice night allowing diners to feel like they are sitting on the street. No art hangs from the walls allowing the simply white concrete painted block to set the edgy yet warm feeling.
They opened theirs doors on April 10th. The kitchen is still working out a few kinks such as flow and running out of a main dish but the execution on every dish we had was spot on. A great new addiiton to Soho. We had a mixture of appetizers to start. I began with the beet salad. Red and golden beets cut into tiny cubes mixed with pieces of grapefruit. Small pistachio nuts sprinkeld over the top with the salad sitting over a nice light chevre. I really loved this salad. Light simple and full of flavor. The grapefruit gave the salad just the right shot of citrus.
If you love pepper this one is for you. An aged steak coated with peppercorns served with a pepper sauce on the side served up with creamed swiss chard or maybe it was spinach. The veggie part was not so good. Rich and tasteless. I'd recommend moving into fries here which we had as a side to share and they were really good.
Crisp skinned juicy chicken with two slices of salad on top and a warm vinaigrette on the side. The random two pieces of garlic thrown on top are not necessary. Kind of scared me when I saw them but the dish did not have any garlic in it. The chicken was perfect. We wanted to order the dover sole for two but they were out when we got there. Reason to come back.
All and all I really enjoyed my meal. The menu is simple which I like too. Jacque Torres is making their desserts. The chef is also the owner, Paul Denamiel and there are a few other restaurant people who have been in the industry for awhile so they know what they are doing. I hope they eventually open for lunch. FYI, they do not have a website yet and they should get one.