The Odeon, a beacon for Manhattan night crawlers since the early 1980's, may be the most consistent restaurant ever to put down roots south of 14th Street. It has always delivered solid bistro cuisine in an attitude-free atmosphere, even when it was the very definition of hip.
The inviting art deco room is softly lit with large globe lights in the evening and flooded with daylight through the wooden blinds during the day. The iconic oak bar is stocked with a vast selection of spirits and draft beers which compliment the sizable wine list. The red leather banquettes with traditional French bistro chairs enhance the brasserie feel along with the white table linen.
It may well be that in its 36 years of existence, the Odeon is as fresh and inviting now, as it was.