Late Night Eats In Manhattan: Florent
Owner and legend Florent Morellet smiles and shakes his head when people refer to Florent, his unpretentious diner in the once unpretentious Meatpacking District on the west side of Manhattan, as an "institution." Aren't those places reserved for the insane? According to the restaurant's website:
When he originally opened in this decidedly unfashionable spot, it was to give New Yorkers a reliable, round-the-clock eating establishment away from the hype and glitz of the "scene." Things change, but Florent's beliefs haven't. Good food. Good people. And, as we're French, some good, strong opinions to keep it all bubbling.
And deliver opinions he does. Euthanasia: good; overpopulation: bad. The menu is served 24/7, and options range from burgers to duck mousse.