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Nov 28, 2006 12:36 PM

New French on Henry St.

Just wondering if anyone has any info on the yet-to-open French restaurant on Henry St. next to Henry's End in what was an old video store. There was a menu posted last week. Looks like strictly traditional French (what my wife calls "snails and frites"). It would be nice to have another real restaurant over there. Lord knows that Food Maestro in the "death spot" looks just as dreadful and depressing as its predecessors.

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  1. Just what Brooklyn needs! ANOTHER French restaurant!


    1. A really good French restaurant on Brooklyn Heights would be most welcome. One can eat just so much ethnic food before desiring a really fine meal.

      OTOH, don't we all wish for a really wonderful Chinese?

      4 Replies
      1. re: Fleur

        This is such a bizarre comment on so many levels, but just one question: how is it that French does not qualify as an ethnicity?

        1. re: gnosh

          French and Italian Cuisine is the backbone of American Cuisine. When one thinks of "ethnic" restaurants, one thinks of less traditional cuisine,inexpensive, not the classic American or European idea of a restaurant.

          1. re: Fleur

            I'm sorry, but the backbone of "American Cuisine"?? I am by no means a food historian, but I would beg to differ. Although these two types of cuisine are definately well represented in terms of influences and each deserves a special place of recognition, I think that "American cuisine" is a hodgepodge of a variety of strong "ethnic" influences. Perhaps what you know of as classic American food is just the food that you happen to accept as such. To me, classic American food includes fried chicken, greens, rice and beans, grits, johny cakes, cheesesteaks, hoagies, chili dogs, Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni (Did I mention that my mother was a terrible cook?) etc. Okay, okay, I'm being a little facecious. Are you speaking in terms of the actual cuisine or cooking technique?

        2. Actually Brooklyn DOES need another French restaurant, because most of the ones here are dreadfully mediocre. Belville, which was fairly good has completly gone down the tubes.There is always room for a truly good restaurant of any cuisine. However I won't hold my breath for a good place in BH.