Crepes du Nord Review (NYC)

A Very Crêpe-y Dinner

Last night I met up with a good friend from college. I gave him three options and we ended up at Crêpes du Nord down by the World Trade Center. Crêpes du Nord is a French Scandanavian Crêperie and Winebar – the French part is the crêpe and the Scandinavian parts are the “super fresh” ingredients.

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One review said, “Expect vibrant implosions of herbs and delicate wisps of flavor, joining together for a cohesive marriage of zest and texture.” I don’t think the crêpes were quite that descriptive, but they were definitely out-of-this-world delicious! They were also incredibly reasonably priced, and it was a great atmosphere for chatting.

I got the Vegetarian Ratatouille Crêpe ($8) – a savory crêpe made with organic buckwheat flour and wheat flour. It was stuffed with ratatouille vegetables (squash, mushrooms, herbs, spinach, etc…) and the most amazing ricotta. I adore ricotta. (I even eat it for dessert.) The crêpe was topped with ricotta as well. I told myself I wouldn’t eat it all but then I did.

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Chris got the signature crêpe, the Crêpe du Nord ($10) – it was the some whole wheat crêpe batter but it was filled with scrambled egg and “dill crême” (?); topped with smoked salmon.

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Do you like crêpes? How often do you see your friends?

12 Comments on Crepes du Nord Review (NYC)

  1. kim
    21 October, 2010 at 8:33 am (4 years ago)

    I’ve heard of this crepe restaurant. There’s another great crepe place on the UES that I’ve heard of as well and of course, creperie in the LES. :)

    I don’t see my friends as often as I would like to. Busy schedule, lack of sleep, spending…well, you could say it’s all excuses. But I do try to meet with certain friends at least once a month. It helps me to destress and it’s just a nice opportunity to treat myself too!

    Glad you had a nice time with your college buddy!

  2. coco
    21 October, 2010 at 8:48 am (4 years ago)

    I want to try that crepe that you had… I’m 100% I’ll love it!!!
    Yes, friendship takes effort to maintain, but it totally worths it :)

  3. claire
    21 October, 2010 at 10:48 am (4 years ago)

    I definitely agree! I haven’t been the best at staying close to college friends since starting work and now that I am moving out to LA where a lot of them live, I am realizing that wasn’t the best idea! hopefully at least some of them will realize that at this age, sometimes life gets in the way.

  4. Biz
    21 October, 2010 at 11:02 am (4 years ago)

    What a wonderful night out! I’ve never even heard of buckwheat crepes before :D

    It is hard to keep up friendships, especially after marriages and when children get in the picture.

    My twin sister and I have had best friends since we were 8 – going on 35 years! We all went to different colleges, all have gotten married, some of us had kids – we all ended up back in the Chicagoland area about 10 years ago, and have been getting together 3 or 4 times a year – you just have to put it on the calendar and go from there!

  5. melissa @ the delicate place
    21 October, 2010 at 11:35 am (4 years ago)

    totally agree about the friendships post college. i did have a crepe in paris but i don’t eat any grains bc they are very hard for me to digest!

  6. Rachel
    21 October, 2010 at 1:05 pm (4 years ago)

    I do like crepes…but I don’t even remember the last time I had one. Probably college!
    I rarely see my high school, college, and grad school friends. We are all on other sides of the country or globe at this point. I do, however, keep in touch online and see them whenever we’re in the same city, or even state. It is hard work but it’s worth it!

  7. Alina @ Duty Free Foodie
    21 October, 2010 at 3:45 pm (4 years ago)

    It’s definitely a challenge to stay in touch with university friends. I have been making more of an effort lately and it’s made a big difference. But you are right, it takes work and attention, just like all relationships do.

  8. Stephanie
    21 October, 2010 at 4:16 pm (4 years ago)

    Crepes are delicious and I second you on the ricotta. It is so great for dessert, too.

    As I’ve gotten older, one by one my friends have gotten married and had kids. Being kid-less makes it tough to get together with some of my friends because they tend to do only kid-centric things and being an extra wheel is a bummer sometimes. That being said, I do try to see my closest friends as much as possible despite all of the kiddie activities.

  9. Eden
    21 October, 2010 at 5:14 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m terrible at staying touch, but Im actually in touch with some high school friends and NONE of my college ones. needless to say, ED was my BFF in college. I love savory crepes! so underrated!

  10. Yin
    21 October, 2010 at 10:51 pm (4 years ago)

    I just wanted to say thanks for reviewing this restaurant! I’m going there tomorrow and I hope I’ll enjoy it :)

    • Maggie
      21 October, 2010 at 10:59 pm (4 years ago)

      @Yin: awesome! hope you enjoy :)

  11. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
    24 October, 2010 at 11:56 pm (4 years ago)

    I ADORE crepes :) I had a galette with ratatouille quite often when in Paris from this one darling creperie. I love nutella crepes too…mmmmmm
    I see my friends fairly often. I have my school friends and my university friends. I see one group at least once a week.
    Heidi xo