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Nouvelle

8716 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209 40.622611 -74.031437
nr. 87th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-238-8250 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Eclectic/Global, French, Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

nouvellerestaurant.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

R at 86th St.

Prices

$11-$25

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

68th St. to 94th St., Ft. Hamilton Pkwy. to Shore Rd.

Profile

This Bay Ridge restaurant feels more meatpacking district than outer Brooklyn, too, with cool, moody lighting, glowing fiber-optic stars, color-changing Lucite panels, Formica tables, and turquoise chairs. The French-Asian cuisine is a melding of traditional and unique that results in perfectly acceptable Thai dishes and both straightforward and artfully flavored sushi and sashimi. Lovely, asymmetrical presentations are reminiscent of Japanese watercolors. Tapas-style hot appetizers are unusual and brilliant; cold ones like yellowtail sashimi flavored with jalapeño peppers, and tuna pizza, a crispy tortilla topped with spicy tuna and guacamole, are equally delicious. But the menu really shines with rolls like the Nouvelle: mango, greens, avocado, tuna, and king-crab meat, all wrapped in clear rice paper and resting in a pool of orange yuzu juice. Less creative fusion entrées are worth a try, too, as are the honey-touched fried bananas served with green-tea ice cream.

Extra

The darker downstairs lounge, with its own bar and mysterious lighting, is perfect for parties. There’s also a small backyard dining area with a mini artificial waterfall.

Recommended Dishes

Nouvelle roll, $16.25; new life roll, $12

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