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For a hearty meal, it's worth the trip to Keur N'Deye, a Fort Greene Senegalese restaurant that keeps it simple. The decor is modest but not uncomfortable, and service is excellent: quick, courteous and they're able to explain the food, which may be unfamiliar. Carnivores should try the mafe, which is a choice of meat (chicken, fish or lamb) drenched in a heavy, spicy peanut sauce and served over steaming couscous or brown rice. If you want a dish that is comparatively lighter (though by no means a dieter's delight), go for the yassa, a choice of broiled chicken, beef, lamb or fish marinated in a lemon sauce and served with onions over white rice or couscous. The taste is tart but not unpleasant, and is balanced nicely with a cold beer. Keur N'Deye's thorough attention to quality even extends to the coffee, which is strong and rich and an excellent way to settle your stomach after so much heavy eating.Brunch
Sat.—Sun., noon—4 p.m.