Café des Artistes originally served the needs of those actual artists who made this block home in the early part of the twentieth century. Today, this artistic café continues its tradition of offering market fresh ingredients in an uncomplicated, bistro manner. Murals of playful wood nymphs by famed illustrator Howard Chandler Christy decorate the venerable institution, which now serves a different variety of artiste -- the Hollywood legend (Kathleen Turner and Paul Newman are two of many who have regular tables here). Just blocks away from Lincoln Center and the theater district, Café des Artistes is high-caliber French comfort food in an intimate and colorful setting.
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