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Abistro

250 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11205
nr. Vanderbilt Ave.
718-855-9455

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9
Food: 10
Service: 9
Décor: 8
"Highly Recommended"

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Great food

By matt11238 on 11/24/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food here is actually really, really awesome. I was more than happy with what I got and thought it was worth the price. I did, however, order two dirty martinins--one for my bf and I--which were far from great. They were drinkable, but the bartender told me that I was asking for a dirty, dirty martini--not a big deal... got more olive juice for it and it tasted ok (not great), but he kind put me off by telling me what I want--I have consumed enough dirty martinins in my life to know how to order one and 99% of the time they arrive great. Anyhow, ambiance was nice enough... all in all, it would be one of those places I'm really glad I tried, but not sure I'd go back. I definitely would say worth trying out once and the fried chicken is amazing!

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30 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

Great food

By matt11238 on 11/24/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food here is actually really, really awesome. I was more than happy with what I got and thought it was worth the price. I did, however, order two dirty martinins--one for my bf and I--which were far from great. They were drinkable, but the bartender told me that I was asking for a dirty, dirty martini--not a big deal... got more olive juice for it and it tasted ok (not great), but he kind put me off by telling me what I want--I have consumed enough dirty martinins in my life to know how to order one and 99% of the time they arrive great. Anyhow, ambiance was nice enough... all in all, it would be one of those places I'm really glad I tried, but not sure I'd go back. I definitely would say worth trying out once and the fried chicken is amazing!

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20 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

It's simple...

By divinepearlz on 12/4/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I Love it. I have only been there for Brunch but, I hear that dinner is delish too. It is not a big place so if you are planning to go for brunch do call and make reservations.

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35 out of 65 people found this review helpful.

one of the best meals I've had in the last 6 months

By brandnewsean on 3/1/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I almost want this secret to stay a secret but the fact is: this place is really good. I tasted flavors that I haven't had before. a quaint place and the BYOB makes it even more intriguing. "Would you go on a special occasion?" the only reason I say no is because it's small and can't easily fit large groups.

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93 out of 197 people found this review helpful.

Really really great food, sub-par service

By adelphi_gal on 9/24/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I live right around the corner from a bistro, and tried it for the first time last night. people were coming out of this place with recommendations, and just raving about the food. we were very excited to go in!! our octopus salad was delicious, great spices and a very pleasing texture, and came out very quickly. however, shortly after all of the kitchen decided to take a smoke break, before we got out main dishes, and we waited a long time to get our food(whole meal took about 2 hours). the entrees were great. The mussels were the best i've had, and the chicken is just how everyone says, awesome!!! the bread pudding left alot to be desired for $10 i don't think we got any caramel sauce on it. took a long time to get it too, had to flag our server down for the check, and then my friends credit card was charged twice for a split payment. For what the prices are, i wish we had a better experience with the service, but the food was very good.

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112 out of 244 people found this review helpful.

Abistro is A-Special

By missionnyc on 9/18/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

When I am feeling the need to indulge in the most tasteful meal in the borough of Brooklyn, and possibly NYC, I high tail it over to Abistro. You will not be disappointed. I am a fan of the Senegalese chicken! Spread the word.

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104 out of 224 people found this review helpful.

i'm in love with the steak

By cobrettii on 2/22/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is such a fun little nook of a place. No sign that we saw, just a charming white exterior just below Myrtle. You may get stuck hanging out in the slightly cramped "snuggle" corner, aka behind a sectional at the door, for a little while cause it gets packed but it's worth the wait. (I had to shout over the music once in a while, but the staff is cool and will turn it down if asked nicely.) We ordered all specials - hangar steak sandwich, omelet with jumbo lump crab, and eggs benedict w/ smoked salmon - such BIG and unique flavor. Lot of spice (not too spicey!) and Asian tastes. You should check the prices of specials, but the value is fantastic for the quality and quantity of food. And you can't beat BYOB. A total neighborhood spot. I freaking love Fort Greene...

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121 out of 240 people found this review helpful.

A pleasant surprise

By judypudy79 on 11/17/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

A group of 7 of us ventured to Abistro from Manhattan and thought the trek was totally worth it! The great service and yummy food was continually discussed during the meal. The trout and the mussels were highlights and the prices were reasonable.

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101 out of 191 people found this review helpful.

This is my new favorite place!

By stephaniefl717 on 4/24/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Abistro has maybe the world's best hamburger. The wait staff is so warm and inviting, you think you're with friends. I love this restaurant! It's perfect for brunch. It's like light soul food. We were seated with no problems. The food did take a while, but we enjoyed good conversation with the ower, waitress and host while we sipped their amazing coffee! Everything there is yummy goodness. I have no idea about what seasonings they use, I just know it's unique and tastey. I think it should be a critic's pick.

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101 out of 188 people found this review helpful.

Plain and simply - The best. Period. Fin. Done.

By GVG on 12/19/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The best treats are the ones you discover and A Bistro is a treat worth searching out...

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