85 Water St.
between Dock/Main Sts.
A French pastry shop that has a devoted following for its traditional breads and pastries, especially croissants and baguettes.
Classic French pastries like éclairs, fille feuille, opera, and chocolate mousse. They also gild the lily and have even more elaborate confections that they call fancy patisserie like "almondine" which is a flourless cake made with a crunchy wafer, chocolate mousse, praline crème and chocolate dacquoise.
What to know:
Master baker Hervé Poussot is a former pastry chef at Le Bernadin.