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French Food – Brooklyn, NY

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We all know that French people have a passion for great food, relaxed country style and cafe living. (Not to mention their extremely sophisticated palettes) So, it is no wonder that they have some of the best restaurants in Brooklyn. I started noticing over the past 9 years that South Brooklyn is changing and it is no longer an Italian dominated neighborhood scene – but – it is becoming “Little France”. (This could explain the over reaction of Italian Americans parading into French bistros with their enormous flags on Smith Street after the World Cup) – I have a hard time finding two good Italian bakeries and one great Italian restaurant in the Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn. But I have no trouble finding 30 amazing, colorful, fun, charming, clean, fresh, tasty and authentic French Restaurants/Cafes in the same area and beyond. In areas like Fort Greene, Red Hook, and the South Slope the menus are full of delicious French choices. I have put together a list here for you and if you know of any French Restaurants I am missing PLEASE let me know!

Patois – 255 Smith St | Btwn Douglass & Degraw
Bar Tabac – 128 Smith St | At Dean St
– 409 Atlantic Ave | At Bond St
242 Court
Le Petite Café – 502 Court St [Nelson]
French deli – On Clinton and Amity
Petite Crevette – 144 Hicks St Union
Belleville – 330 5th Ave | At 5th St
Cafe Lafayette – 99 S Portland St | At Fulton St
Cafe Nova 210 Court St | At Warren St
Cafe Scaramouche – 524 Court St | At Huntington St
Chance – 223 Smith St | At Butler St
Chez Oskar – 211 Dekalb Ave | Btwn Clermont Ave & Adelphi St
Cocotte – 337 5th Ave | Btwn 3rd & 4th St
iCi– 246 Dekalb Ave | Btwn Clermont and Vanderbilt Ave
Jolie 320 Atlantic Ave | Btwn Smith & Hoyt
Le Gamin Cafe 556 Vanderbilt Ave | Btwn Dean & Bergen St
Loulou – 222 Dekalb Ave | Btwn Adelphi & Clermont St
Moutarde 239 5th Ave | At Carroll
Pit Stop 127 Columbia St | Btwn Kane & Degraw
Provence en Boite 263 Smith St
Red Cafe – 78 5th Ave | Btwn St. Mark’s Ave & Prospect
Marquet Patisser – 221 CourtSt. [Warren]
Robin Des Bois195 Smith St | Btwn Warren & Baltic


Written by Jon Cronin

January 21, 2009 at 19:58

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