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11off_1901 chezlucienne1Uptown Frenchman Thomas Obaton (above) is the chef behind the stoves at Chez Lucienne, the first fancy French bistro to open in Harlem — how Transracial! Opened last week, the 60-seat eatery comes courtesy of Obaton and a pair of Daniel alums, Matthew Tivy and Jerome Bougherdani. Dishes are tres Rive Gauche — beef bourguignonne to calf liver croquettes and the indulgent dessert above — all enjoyed amid elegant power-blue banquettes.
Ghetto gourmet!

Chez Lucienne: 308 Lenox Avenue; between 125 and 126 Streets; 212-289-5555

For more information on hip Harlem eateries, Time Magazine reports on the boom in this week’s global edition.

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