Good African Restaurants in Fort Greene Area?
Anyone know any?
The West African place on Fulton near S. Portland (Keur N'Daye?) hasn't really impressed me. But I highly recommend "A Bistro," on Carlton Avenue just south of Myrtle. It's a Senegalese-French fusion restaurant, very small and homey, creative and delicious foods, moderately priced, and BYOB.
I second abistro. Very enjoyable and different. The food can be pretty spicy and hearty, so a Cali ZInfandel would go well. If you prefer white, go for a Chenin Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc.
I can't recall the name now, but we stopped into a nice wine store on our way to this restaurant a couple of weeks ago, corner of Dekalb and Carlton. It had pretty much just opened, but it had a nice selection.
Restaurant Grand Dakar, on Grand Ave. right off of Lafayette, between the Classon Ave. & Clinton/Washington stops on the G-train, is excellent.
Proprietor's name is Pierre, and I believe he is Senegalese. I've eaten there three times, and the food is fresh, authentic, and more than reasonable for the quality. Also, a very relaxed, authentically African vibe and atmosphere, with live music most nights as well.
285 Grand Ave., 718.398.8900, granddakar.com on the web.