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Le Grand Dakar

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285 Grand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.687858 -73.962671
nr. Clifton Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-398-8900 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: African/Moroccan
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

C at Clinton-Washington Aves.; G at Classon Ave.; C, S at Franklin Ave.

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Gates Ave. to Willoughby Ave., Franklin Ave. to Washington Ave.


This venue is closed.

Nestled among brownstones on a side street of Clinton Hill, Le Grand Dakar emphasizes the global influence on Senegalese cuisine with a hip insouciance that makes it worth the venture. The warm-toned, high-windowed space is as comfortably uncluttered as the menu, and its scattering of African art and wood accents complement the comfy entrees and unpretentious side dishes. Don't be lulled, though—the cooking exhibits an understated panache. The succulent, squash-like baked plantain papillote, which spills decoratively out of its peel, is sweet enough to be dessert; in fact, it outshines the Paris Dakar, a serviceable apple-mango galette. A piquant, lemony confit of the lamb-rib yassa may have you gnawing the bone despite the meat's peak tenderness, while the grilled beef kafta (sans skewer) is graced with an elusive spiciness. The tamarind slaw garnish may be bland, but entrées as distinctive as these don't need the competition anyway.


Sat.—Sun., 11 a.m.—5 p.m.