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Restaurant Gia

68 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 40.687081 -73.975236
between S. Eliot and S. Portland Aves.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-246-1755 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, French
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

C at Lafayette Ave.

Prices

$20-$25

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Lunch
  • Prix-Fixe

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

Compared to the low-key charm of the brownstones that surround it, this two-story restaurant resembles nothing so much as the obelisk that touched down at the beginning of "2001: A Space Odyssey." A bold statement of concrete, smooth lines and smoky glass, the exterior beckons upscale-leaning diners in from Lafayette Avenue. The small bar downstairs and the dining room upstairs ooze minimalist swank, with posture-schooling black furniture, while the concrete and bamboo back garden extends the stylish theme outdoors. It might all be a fish-out-of-water flounder if the menu didn't offer so many vibrant choices. Typical French and American dishes are brightly accented: Candy-colored red pears make a goat cheese parcel sparkle, while rich, dark beet soup is gracefully poured over marinated onions and a dollop of sour cream. And though a too-salty broth and too-sweet sauce may hinder the scallops and duck, respectively, pungent chanterelles and dried cranberries come to the rescue in each case. Although Gia won't inspire victorious, slo-mo tossing of soup spoons into the air, it's certainly an ambitious step in Fort Greene's restaurant evolution.

Extra

Tuesday nights bring a tasting menu of three dishes, with the option of a wine flight to match.

Recommended Dishes

Red beet soup, $7; goat cheese parcel, $7

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