Located on the northern most corner of Tribeca, Capsouto Freres was founded by three brothers Jacques, Samuel and Albert Capsouto who came to New York after living in Egypt and France. The space, a former spice warehouse was discovered on a snowy winter day in 1979 and opened one year later.
All three brothers fell in love with the lofty brick exposed space, streaming with natural light. To this day, the Capsouto brothers are credited with opening one of the first restaurants in Tribeca, a neighborhood they have come to love over the last decades.
In the tradition of French bistros, you’ll find classic dishes like “Escargot”, “Onion Soup”, “Salade Nicoise”, “Bouillabaisse”, “Duck Confit”, “Steak Frites”, “Apple Tarte Tatin” and a selection of sweet and savory “Souffles” that have earned them title of “Best Souffle in NYC”. The Capsoutos are humbled as guests come from all over the world for their Souffles.
Capsouto Freres is also known for its wine list which offers over 150 selections from the US, France and Israel. Voted “Best Beaujolas Bistro” by the Beaujolas region in France, a title it has held since 1995.
With praise from respected publications like Wine Spectator and Wine & Spirits, Capsouto Freres continues on its mission to provide affordable high quality wines from the US and abroad. Jacques Capsouto, was crowned President of Maitres Compagnons du Beaujolas, an honor that distinguishes him as one of the best sommeliers in New York. Jacques has taken his love of wine to Israel and planted his own vines; the first bottle will be available in early 2014 and you can be sure Capsouto Freres will have first dibs.