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Best French in Brooklyn

HaileeM Jun 28, 2012 05:42 PM

I am looking for a restaurant/bar/bakery/etc. anywhere in Brooklyn that has the ability to transport its patrons to France.

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  1. bobjbkln RE: HaileeM Jun 29, 2012 08:17 PM

    It's been many a year since we ate at Bacchus, because we thought it had gone downhill then and have not given it another chance, but it has a French atmosphere and is run by French people. Also run by French people is Autour du Monde and Canaille (French owner, but weird). We've never been to Le Baricou, but it's supposed to be very French. Also, if you accept the the Overseas Territories count as part of France, you should try Kaz An Nou for Guadeloupe food.
    Bacchus: 409 Atlantic Avenue
    Autour du Monde 860 Fulton Street
    Canaille 78 5th Avenue
    Le Barricou 533 Grand St.
    Kaz An Nou 53 Sixth Ave.

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      jmh RE: HaileeM Jul 2, 2012 12:31 PM

      Petite Crevette in Carroll Gardens is worth a look for seafood. BYOB, and run by a French ex-pat. And consider Almondine in DUMBO for French breads/pastries.

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        Bkeats RE: HaileeM Jul 3, 2012 10:12 AM

        In addition to what has been listed so far, I would add Sue Perette for the food, Bar Tabac for the atmosphere and Bien Cuit for the bread.

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          parkslopemama RE: Bkeats Jul 5, 2012 07:49 PM

          I know this is not Brooklyn, but Tournesol in Long Island City is a great , old school French bistro.

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          sushiman RE: HaileeM Jul 6, 2012 07:34 AM

          Anyone try Juliette in Williamsburg?

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            aherling RE: sushiman Jul 6, 2012 09:50 AM

            I love Juliette! Wonder food and lovely cocktails. It is a simple menu, but good food still. If you want more traditonal french food I agree that Tournesol in Long Island City is great choice and it is in front of the VERNON JACKSON 7 subway entrance.

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              sushiman RE: aherling Jul 6, 2012 12:08 PM

              I have been there.

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                chompchomp RE: sushiman Jul 11, 2012 04:06 PM

                Juliette is subpar bistro food.

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            John Francis RE: HaileeM Jul 7, 2012 05:01 AM

            I like Quercy on Court Street near Baltic. Excellent cassoulet. Dinner only except brunch on weekends.

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              allenbank RE: John Francis Jul 7, 2012 09:53 AM

              John Francis > Quercy has "bit the dust". For it's older twin; which has unparalleled light streaming in its 10th Ave. window in the late afternoons > try La Luncheonette. Say Hello to Melva.


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              Pookipichu RE: HaileeM Jul 11, 2012 08:18 PM

              I agree with some of the other posters regarding Tournesol, it may not be in Brooklyn, but it's a gem of a restaurant with French speaking staff and a convivial, warm ambiance, excellent food and perhaps exactly what you are looking for.

              Canaille is a rather interesting restaurant, the owner is a character, he was smoking in the restaurant while we were eating and it's a rather small space. The food was not particularly memorable but the experience was certainly "authentic".

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                Venable RE: Pookipichu Jul 14, 2012 11:52 PM

                Autour du Monde has been closed for at least a month now. I am desperately hoping it's just a summer thing and they'll be back - really enjoyed this place.

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