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A Propos

186 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 40.677112 -73.97998
nr. Berkeley Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-230-7605 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
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Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at Bergen St.; R at Union St.

Prices

$7-$10

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Notable Wine List

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

Like the balance of salt and sweet in its fig and Gorgonzola bruschetta, A Propos feels positively Euro-global. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to while away an hour than this low-key wine-and-coffee bar, especially considering the expansive wine list, eclectic jazz-infused tracks, and a menu of delectable, well-balanced savories. Nibblers can construct their own salumi-cheese mix (served with crisp crostini and succulent dried fruit) or sample nine kinds of bruschetta, from traditional mozzarella-pesto to honey-drizzled ricotta topped with poached pears. House-made pizzas have cracker-thin crusts, thanks to the kitchen’s convection ovens. Panini nod to Cuba as well as mamma Italia; some, like the goat-cheese version, even come dunked in herbed egg batter, like a Romanesque croque monsieur. The narrow space plays cozy over claustrophobic with a large, gilt-framed mirror, well-placed votive sconces on an exposed-brick wall, and wine-colored upholstered banquettes.

Recommended Dishes

Salumi and cheese plate, $10.50; gorgonzola pizza with caramelized onions and garlic-shallot puree, $8

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