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Le Bistro on Flatbush Ave.

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Becca Oct 30, 2001 02:50 PM

The few times I've ever been there, the food has been excellent. I do tend to get the same thing every time but that's neither here nor there.

I don't remember the name of the dish but it pork, marinated in citrus and fried--served with rice and peas and a wonderful, spicy, citrusy onion sauce. So good!

The traditional Haitian food is where it's at. They also make American dishes, which I would steer clear of.

Has anyone else tried this place? It's always desolate whenever I go. But because of this, the service is amazing.

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    fkerm@cloud9.net RE: Becca Nov 2, 2001 12:20 PM

    Is this place the place that looks like a bar and is named 'BISTROT'?

    I should have done this in email but there was no email to write to...

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      jen kalb RE: fkerm@cloud9.net Nov 2, 2001 01:39 PM

      Becca is definitely talking about Le Bistrot, between ST Marks and Prospect on Flatbush. Its right around my corner - 4 or us went there once, 6 or 7 yrs ago for a celebratory meal and had some of the most imcompetent cooking and service ever. Just bland, and totally lacking in the spicy, herbacous and greasy flair of the best Haitian cooking. Have not been back since. However some neighbors swear by it, I believe Robt Sietsema praised it, and its name turns up in the novel "Krik Krak" by an acclaimed young haitian author whose name escapes me.

      If I could be sure there was actually a cook in the kitchen, I might give it another try.Anybody else have a view on this place and what is good.

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