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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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What went wrong here???

By al718 on 3/15/2007

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

So happy to see this place open near my apartment and love the fact that it's BYOB. Ordered the mussels which many were unopened, rubbery and long dead. The salmon entree was ok but they forgot the artichokes. This could be a great place, but with only 1 server and 1 chef they both tend to get weeded and the food/service suffers.

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232 out of 509 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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118 out of 260 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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30 out of 74 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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39 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

IF YOU HAVENÂ’T EATEN HERE YET, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

By queenofthenile on 11/21/2006

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

To be quite honest, after my first dining experience at Abistro, I didn't want to tell anyone about it. Not because it was bad, but because it was so GOOD!!! I wanted to have a spot to go to that only I knew about, but after some consideration, I told everyone I knew. Food this amazing should be shared. The dishes are well seasoned and the flavors are like a tantalizing treat for your palate. The food is filling without being heavy. You must try the mussels. You'll want to drink the sauce, believe me!!! Don't leave without indulging in the bread pudding...oh, my God...I think it's time for a well deserved trip to Abistro. Tell Abdoul & Cassandra, I sent you. They are such a beautiful couple. They make you feel like your dining in their home. ENJOY!!!

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199 out of 383 people found this review helpful.

It does not get better...

By Chatt on 6/7/2007

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

Words cannot explain how delicious the food is! By far the best restaurant I have ever been to...ever! But it is not only the food (even if it was it would be more than worth it) it is everything about the place. It is the atmosphere, it is the people, I would move in if I could :) My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary, Valentines Day, we have brought friends and family, I think everyone should experience such perfection!

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177 out of 390 people found this review helpful.

Noice

By Arseni Mouchinski (NY MAG) on 10/24/2007

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

This ROX

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161 out of 325 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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144 out of 321 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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109 out of 202 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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