Best French (Traditional) Restaurant in Brooklyn?
I realize that's a extremely broad question, but I've been obsessing a little too much over my Julia Child cookbook...and I've decided to toss it aside and go out to eat. I live in Park Slope, but am open to anywhere in Brooklyn...
The first ones popping into my mind are Chez Oskar (Dekalb Ave), an established stand-by with reliable fare, and Ici, also on Dekalb, but more American-French than the classics you might be looking for.
Belleville on 5th Ave in Park Slope (nice decor, solid cooking), Jolie on Atlantic Avenue is very pretty and has "Lobster Sundays" and other good deals on different days.
LouLou on Dekalb is probably closest to your idea of traditional French Bistro fare, and I really like their menu and execution, You get a lot of the standards from Onion Soup to Pates to Moules and Steak Tartare to Crepes and Creme Brulee.
I've had the same craving for the same reason. In Park Slope there's Canille on 5th Ave. I'd skip Moutarde. On Smith Street there's Provence en Boite. I just checked their menu. Pretty traditional, but no beouf bourbignone (sp?) if that's what you're looking for. Quercy on Court Street might work too. Enjoy your meal.