7. Bistro Petit, Korean-French

Image courtesy Bistro Petit

From the outside, Williamburg’s Bistro Petit on 173 South 3rd Street looks like your typical French restaurant, adorned with a blue awning and a red door. But if you step inside and take a look at the menu, you’ll notice something a little different: from Kimchi Bouillabaise to Korean Beef Bourguignon, Bistro Petit offers an interesting menu of modern French cuisine with North East Asian influences. Even the cassoulet has some hints of Korean spices!

Chef and owner Sung Park was born in South Korean, but has worked in Japan and Hong Kong, and under famous French chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Park’s diverse background explains why he continuously experiments with adventurous flavors in his recipes. As for the restaurant itself, it’s a tiny space with a kitchen that’s actually bigger than its 12-seater seating area.