Where do chefs go and, more importantly, where do they love to eat? In Resy Regulars, we ask Resy chefs to tell us where they’re regulars.
In this edition, we’re chatting with chef and restaurateur Angie Mar, who rose to fame at the West Village’s Michelin-starred Beatrice Inn, a temple to meat (now closed, but reportedly reopening soon). In 2021, Mar opened the classically French fine dining destination Les Trois Chevaux, also in the West Village.
“I view cuisine as art,” Mar says, “and the exploration of that.” Her perspective manifests itself clearly when you step inside Les Trois Chevaux. From the gold-leafed mirror embellished by the frame restorer of the Mona Lisa painting to the staff’s Christian Siriano-designed uniforms and, of course, the food. The turbot au jus de queue de bœuf, for example, features a filet of fish cooked in roasted oxtail drippings and dressed in thin slices of russet potatoes.
On Sundays and Mondays, when her restaurant is closed, Mar loves to use her downtime to step into the realms created by some of the masters of French American fine dining, where the menu is just one part of a multi-sensory experience. It’s like going to the theater, opera, exhibit or fashion show, she says. “You’re experiencing somebody else’s vision … It awaken[s] your imagination so you can go back and create something new.”
Here are the places that have been providing her with artistic “solace” and inspiration for the past decade, since her early days as a chef-in-training at the French Culinary Institute — places that now claim her as one of their regulars, and contemporaries.