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Mominette

221 Knickerbocker Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237 40.703246 -73.925895
nr. Starr Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
929-234-2941 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Bistro, French
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

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Hours

Sun-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Jefferson St.

Prices

$14-$24

Payment Methods

Cash Only, American Express

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

The owner of Sunday brunch favorite Le Barricou has opened another outpost for French cuisine in north Brooklyn. A rustic chandelier and old Parisian newspapers and posters decorate the restaurant's dark interior, and the place is lit by candles. There’s a leafy backyard with pebbles and pétanque that you can play while you’re waiting for your entrée. Go for the recognizably French plates: escargot—served out of their shells—and the moules frites. Both dishes swim in a hot, buttery broth and are deepened by a judicious portion of tomatoes. The chef sources much of the produce from the nearby Bushwick farmers' market and Bushwick Food Cooperative. On the cheese plate, culled from Cobble Hill’s Stinky Bklyn, there’s a drizzle of balsamic reduction and berries or apples, depending on the month. Seasonal vegetables are heaped over a pesto made with basil from the bistro’s garden. As an entrée, the traditional braised beef bourguignon sits in a warm pool of red wine and yields under the gentlest introduction of your knife. If you’re only moderately hungry, a side of flavorful macaroni and cheese could stand as a meal.

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