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Traveling to Brooklyn for the first time in a couple of weeks. Have been to Manhattan several times and thought we would try something different. Staying in Williamsburg. After some research and thought I have decided we should have pizza one night and try a French Bistro the other. Have narrowed down pizza to Franny's or Motorino and the bistro choice is Bacchus. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Would like someplace casual and not too terribly expensive with the focus on food. Also, any food stores we should visit would be helpful.

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Motorino
319 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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  1. Although I haven't been in a long time, I would recommend against Bacchus. It was mediocre or worse the last two times we were there and we have had little interest in returning. Would suggest Autour du Monde (Fort Greene),Sue Perette (Cobble Hill), or Le Barricou (Williamsburgh) before Bacchus. Others may have even better suggestions.

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    Autour du Monde
    860 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

    Bacchus
    409 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Le Barricou
    533 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Sue Perette
    270 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    1. Go to Roberta's for breakfast/brunch after 11am I think. It has a more varied menu than Motorino and is always empty at that time except for artists with their kids...or their parents.

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      Roberta's
      261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

      Motorino
      319 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      1. Govinda's at the Radha Govinda Mandir in Brooklyn is fantastic!
        The food is excellent and affordable. It's International cuisine, partly Indian-inspired, all lacto-vegetarian (and vegan-friendly) but great for everyone. Govinda's Lunch Club serves an especially great lunch on weekdays.

        http://radhagovinda.net/govinda.html
        305 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY

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        Radha Govinda Mandir
        305 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

        1. If you're going to go as far as Bacchus, you might as well go to Bar Tabac instead. It's consistently very good, and the vibe there is a lot of fun.

          But really, there must be something as good as Bar Tabac in Williamsburg. I don't get over there very much, so I can't really make any recommendations.

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          Bar Tabac
          128 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201