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A French bistro in the midst of Greenpoint's Polish enclave may seem out of place, but you can still get Zywiec on tap here and La Brique even shares an owner with the nearby Krolewskie Jadlo. Echoing the duality, one wall displays a collage of French landmarks centered around an image of the Eiffel Tower while bulbs dangling above cast a red glow over crescent-shaped vinyl booths and a handful of smaller tables. The food has few Polish accents. For starters, there’s a beef tartar, garnished with greens and mustard, or for a light meal, the portobello mushroom stuffed with eggplant, zucchini and cheese comes with a salad. Meaty entrees are plated; the filet mignon arrives perched atop mashed potatoes and spinach surrounded by bordelaise sauce. If you’re looking for a more casual bite, look to the sandwich selection. All selections—from grilled vegetables covered in an herb cheese spread to the signature La Brique steak (think Philly-style chopped with caramelized onions)—include a heap of greens and fries. Soft candlelight makes the bistro a prime spot for a weeknight date, while live DJs spin on Saturdays for a vibe that’s livelier.Recommended Dishes
Sandwiches, $6.50-$9; stuffed portobello, $6; beef tartar, $7
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