L E   G A M I N

maison fondée en 1992



LE GAMIN CAFE/CRÊPERIE ™  and LES DEUX GAMINS ™ was founded by its French owner,  Robert Arbor, in 1992 on Macdougal Street in Soho.  Le Gamin expanded to become a local chain of cafes known for  its authentic casual French ambiance, popular neighborhood feel, good fresh food and signature crêpes.  Robert then went on to open the groundbreaking and much beloved LES DEUX GAMINS in the West Village that catered to NYC’s creative class and  set the standard for French bistrots in NYC.

Le Gamin is now serving a second generation of New Yorkers after 2 decades in NYC, and moving our locations to Brooklyn along with many of our clients that have also crossed the East River.  We continue to serve fine basic French comfort food made from real local ingredients before comfort food and  farm to table became a trend and is now  an expected  standard  for dining in NYC.

Today, in addition to the signature cafes, Le Gamin, continues its brand extension and bringing their expertise to  large national events such as the US OPEN/USTA at Forest Hills, US OPEN Indian Wells, California and SCOPE /ART BASEL MIAMI.  Locally,  participation in events such as CMJ, Brooklyn and the High Line NYC Launch party are examples of the diverse range of catering available.

Robert Arbor is also the author of the well received memoir/cookbook JOIE DE VIVRE, currently in its third printing.  He is also the spokesperson and consultant on many Franco-NYC projects working with French Chateaux and small businesses to expand their operations to NYC. He has been the spokesperson for RED BICYCLETTE wines and worked with RANGE ROVER USA special events.

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