Boasting Parisian-inspired decor and an artistic wine bottle centerpiece light fixture, Rise No. 1 is a French restaurant and bakery that centers around the art of the French souffle. The menu at this tiny boutique eatery offers an extensive selection of sweet and savory souffles, including smoked ham and Gruyere cheese or chocolate and raspberry.
Although the souffles really take the cake, Rise’s menu also lists fine French artisanal cheeses and petite assiettes, or small plates of classic French food similar to Spanish tapas. The restaurant’s wine and champagne flights are the perfect accompaniments to its extensive menu, and they are best enjoyed next to the outdoor fireplace on the scenic patio.
Able to seat just 92 people, Rise No. 1 offers a truly intimate and elegant dining experience in the heart of Inwood Village. Reservations are recommended.