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French cuisine in Brooklyn?

JK Jun 15, 1999 02:56 PM

I know this is a long shot . . . but does anyone know
of good French dining in Brooklyn? My wife and I like
French cuisine, but we don't like Manhattan prices.

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    Jessica RE: JK Jun 15, 1999 03:47 PM

    There's La Boulliabaise on Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn
    Heights - very popular. And there's a place called
    Bistro 36 on Joralemon St., in the same neighborhood.

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      Seth Ditchik RE: JK Jun 17, 1999 11:51 AM

      Try Patois in Carroll Garden (255 Smith St., between
      DeGraw & Douglas Streets - take the F train to Carroll
      Street stop). It is a GREAT French bistro; wonderful
      food, great atmosphere, a nice (and not terribly
      marked-up) wine list. There's a tented area in the
      back that you can relax in while waiting for a table;
      you can start on the wine back there if you want.
      Can't say enough good stuff about this place.

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      1. re: Seth Ditchik
        Trip Kirkpatrick RE: Seth Ditchik Jun 23, 1999 10:38 AM

        Patois has many supporters and detractors. Besides the
        cultural tourists who bug me (I live around the corner
        from the restau), others have had bad experiences
        there. Do a search on this site for the word before
        going so you know what the issues are. And that's
        enough about that old conflama.

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        Jim Leff RE: JK Jul 10, 1999 01:32 AM

        I've been asked to mention that a restaurant called Le
        ZaZou 8303 3rd Ave 491-6618 will open thursday july 15,
        and will serve French food.

        Obviously, I've not tried it myself, this is not a
        personal endorsement, etc etc

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