ROBIN’S RESTAURANT REVIEW: Camaje in NYC: Featuring Mommy & Me Events & more

I have always loved French food, and Camaje is a find…whether for families or others. Owner/Chef Abigail Hitchcock (pictured below) is warm and friendly….much like the vibe of the intimate bistro that is Camaje.

My son adores duck, and the duck here was perfectly prepared.

My husband ordered a rich and yummy spin on a comfort food dish…macaroni ‘n cheese.  This preparation was smoked mac ‘n cheese…and you could add garlic shrimp or thick-cut bacon.

I’m pursuing a Vegan diet these days (with occasional fish), and Chef Abby (pictured), who aims to please, prepared a special dish for me.  The waiter asked what three ingredients I like….I named lentils, spinach and mushrooms, and what emerged was a lovely presentation of half a squash stuffed with a mixture of the above…well seasoned, fresh and healthy.

Dessert was hard to resist…though I only sampled it as my son devoured the Belgian Chocolate Souffle.  Decadent and delicious are the two best words to describe it.

Service was attentive, and it’s stroller-friendly, so a comfortable choice for a family with young children.  They also deliver, and you can order online.

In addition to dining, they offer catering, wine tastings, special events and hands-on coking classes ranging from Moroccan to Thai to Middle Eastern Serious Chocolate.   

On selected evenings Chef Abby, with collaborator Dana Salisbury, hosts Dark Dining—sensory feasts served to blindfolded diners. Featured in New York and national media, Dark Dining Projects feature Abby’s secret menus and Dana’s sensory “happenings” and have lured countless diners in search of an eating adventure. New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, and Halloween Dark Dining events are always sold out.

They also have some MOMMY & ME events coming up.

Hands-on Banoffee Pie class offered this Wednesday, 4/10. The event offers each parent and child one pie to make and take home. Ages 6 and up for the daytime class. There is an evening class for teens and parents (16 years and up) the same day at 6:30 pm. Click on link below to register and for further details.


Cupcake Decorating Party on April 24.  Click link below for details and registration.


 Camaje is located at 85 MacDougal Street in the Village. 

Visit http//  Phone 212/673-8184.




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