Brooklyn, New York
February 2, 2005
When you arrive, you’re greeted with a smile, a basket of French bread (which they’re likely to refill if you gobble it up), butter, and a carafe of tap water. The menu is simple but offers many interesting dishes. For example, you can find typical French fares, including goat cheese salad with beets, steak frites, and croques monsieur; but they also offer grilled mahimahi fajitas, a Cuban sandwich, and a pressed grilled chicken sandwich with avocado, mayo, tomatoes, and lettuce. For dessert you can try one of the many sorbets or stick to the traditional crème brulee. The prices for sandwiches are less than $10 and they come with a side salad. The entrees range from $12 to $17 (or so). Since this restaurant is owned by a Frenchman, I’d recommend sticking around for the dessert and coffee.
For brunch they still have many of the sandwiches available, including a thick hamburger with your choice of cheese, but they also offer dishes such as eggs Benedict, eggs Florentine, omelets with various toppings, and pancakes with fresh berries and syrup. I love the eggs Benedict because they use bacon instead of Canadian bacon.
As far as restaurants go in this neighborhood, this one really is a favorite. You simply can’t beat the fantastic menu, the prices, the atmosphere, or the wait staff.
Note that this restaurant is CASH ONLY.
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