As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, our bodies tell us to indulge in buttery foods and rich red wines. Bienvenue a Le Turtle. This Lower East Side spot emerged late last year when owners of The Smile and Freemans decided to partner (talk about a match made in heaven) to create an eclectic space serving modern French fare with an edge. It took us a while to get there, but it’s now a downtown favorite. A great winter date. And a roasted chicken you’ll never forget!