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bklynbiker Oct 14, 2009 05:09 PM

OK you Artisinalphiles, going for the first time and as it happens it's for brunch -- not my choice as I don't get the whole brunch fascination/scene, BUT it's not my choice so that said, suggestions for can't/don't miss dishes?

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    shanshan RE: bklynbiker Oct 14, 2009 05:57 PM

    Artisinal to be more low key than the "fascination/scenes" you are probably used to. Its a good one to have in your backpocket in the area, in IMHO. I have walked in there a few times without a wait, vs. the "cooler" places with the 1 hour waits etc. you talk about.

    That said, last time I have gone was a while ago and I can't comment to the food there too much. I remember French Onion soup and mac'cheese being very good. I also remember being able to order a side of different cheeses with my meal.. e.g. I would ask for $5 worth of a sharp cheddar etc. and they would happily oblige. I liked that a lot.

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      MMRuth RE: shanshan Oct 14, 2009 06:01 PM

      I've always enjoyed the Salade Nicoise there. For the OP - they also have a great selection of wines by the glass - I think every bottle is available that way. Also, when I've been there for lunch on the weekends, my recollection is that there is lots of non-brunch food, which suited us well, as neither my husband nor I are into brunch. They certainly had the fondue on the menu.

    2. ellenost RE: bklynbiker Oct 14, 2009 06:31 PM

      Artisanal is a favorite place to go for brunch since their menu has great variety. Some of my favorites are: beignets, onion soup, almond croissant french toast, fish and chips, hot chocolate (one of the best outside of Paris). Great cheese selections and wine by the glass.

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        bklynbiker RE: bklynbiker Oct 14, 2009 06:41 PM

        Thanks all so far, I definitely planned to sample some cheeses, given the place's pedigree, and kinda' wondered about the fondu, as we're a small group doing a bit of a celebration, seemed festive choice for a sharing appetizer.

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          Lucia RE: bklynbiker Oct 19, 2009 01:00 PM

          I just went a few weeks ago and enjoyed it. We ordered simple things--eggs benedict (me) and omelet (my friend). Eggs benedict were good. My only complaint is that the food was brought out 5 mins after ordering. It felt a little like a factory...

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