Is Bread and Butter Toast?

Sources tell BHB that Henry Street eatery Bread and Butter (nee Le Petit Marche) has served its last dish of “American comfort food”. One report has the operators of Picket Fence in Ditmas Park taking over the operation.

Bread and Butter [46 Henry Street] debuted in January 2010, flipping its name and menu to American comfort food in an apparent effort to capitalize on the Brooklyn trend popularized by Buttermilk Channel in Carroll Gardens. Its former incarnation, Le Petit Marche, had struggled since opening in December 2006.

In December 2009, Le Petit Marche ran into issues with the Department of Health which its owners blamed on “clerical errors”.

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  • Val

    Last Sunday night, Henry’s End was unusually packed and there was nary a soul in Bread & Butter.

    I liked Bread & Butter, but it seemed to have some issues and it never really seemed all that popular.

  • caitlin

    hm. i really liked b&b. :/

  • Josh G

    Booo I liked it too.. is this story confirmed or just conjecture?

  • AEB

    Passed by it tonight a little before 9:00. Place was dark, nary a soul inside.

  • Heightser

    I went once and never returned. Seems like a lot of people felt the same.

  • oldtimer

    maybe marty will move back in?

  • Sticky

    Though I have heard the food was great, why would I want to go to a place where they changed the name conveniently after a health code violation. Plus the name itself, “Bread and Butter;” I can have that at home… Why would desire to find out what they are about?

  • Matthew Parker

    I went the week it opened and liked it. Went back this weekend for the first time since as was quite disappointed.

  • Heather Quinlan

    I’ve been there a few times and thought it was great, sorry to see it go if it is going.

  • Monty

    Been to Picket Fence. It’s a super cute little place, but the food was really awful.

  • Topham Beauclerk

    “…has served it’s [sic] last dish…” Careful users of the language would have written not it’s, a contraction of it is, but rather its, the possessive.

  • David on Middagh

    A careful user of the language, such as Topham Beauclerk, probably employs an anagrammatic pseudonym. Am I right, Mister



  • carlotta

    It was not the name that did Bread and Butter in (does Noodle Pudding imply delicious Italian food and a fabulous ambience?)and I would not assume to know why it closed. It’s all about the food first, ambience second. If it’s true that Picket Fence’s food is not top of the line, they should save their money and not open – the competition on the block is becoming hot.

  • Claude Scales

    Mea culpa! The copy editor fails again. As the old saw goes: even noble Homer nods.

    Homer, please read this carefully.

  • jim

    @ David like how you think! How about

    Peter A. Cholbaum

    for Topham’s anagram….

    any other guesses out there

  • AL

    I liked the food at Picket Fence the few times I went but seem to be the only person who found the food at Noodle Pudding inedible. Salad was topped with what tasted like soap shavings, not cheese. Would have returned the dish had I not been hosted by someone I felt would be embarrassed by my so doing. Have never been back.

  • Hicks St Guy

    @AL, no accounting for taste, I love NP, never had a bad meal,
    and consider myself a foodie. shame about b&b, still say we need a french restaurant in the nabe.

  • David on Middagh

    @Jim: Maybe he’s the infamous…

    Haarlem Buckpoet

  • Topham Beauclerk

    Topham Beauclerk a pseudonym? Heaven forfend!

  • lois

    Love the title of this entry.