Traditionally known as the unofficial beginning of French-leisure-sport season.
Don’t look that up.
Just pull up a chair at La Gauloise, one of those quintessential veal-wine-and-bar-games French
spots, now open in Hudson Square.
What you’ve got here is what you picture when someone says the word “bistro.” The rows of small
two-tops lining the walls. The humble varnished surroundings. A menu with circumflexes. But with the addition of a table full
of small men on poles playing micro soccer.
What you’re in for is right below this:
Let’s see, there’s this room, with its charming little wine bar and said table.
Which looks like this when you’re closer to table.
Then there’s this room, soon to be enlivened by you and a pre–Film Forum first date.