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Mei Chau & Marc Kaczmarek open Aux Epices pronounce as “Oh-Ze-Peace” in February 2013 located at 121 Baxter Street between Chinatown and Little Italy in New York after 5 years of absence since closing Franklin Station Cafe (1993-2008) in Tribeca.


Aux Epices means cooking with spice in French, Mei has been enamored by the raw spices, herbs, and ingredients that are found in the culinary world today that her cuisine is natural, healthy and grounded in Malaysian roots and accentuated by her creativity and flair.  The French ambience and decor are warm and inviting, comfortable and pleasing setting among Marc Kaczmarek photography along with a selection of music.


It is our Sixth Anniversary since we were reborn as Aux Epices and 25th year of our culinary journey since Frank Station Cafe.

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From the Press


"Settle into the cream leather banquette for a spice-laden menu of curries (squid, mussels), turmeric-scented salmon and crispy duck rolls flavored with star anise—fittingly, the restaurant's name means "with spices" in French. "


 "wonderful and interesting food! Known for their seafood laska, it was an excellent choice. We tried the spare ribs and loved the spices and the fruit tart was truly amazing."


"Had lunch at Aux Epices with a friend. What a delight! Malay cuisine with a touch of French influence. Food was delicious, service was friendly and efficient, and atmosphere was a delight. A real winner."

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