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Belleville

330-332 5th St., Brooklyn, NY, 11215
at Fifth Ave.
718-832-9777

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

67% would go back.

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Love the Food and the ambiance

By EvanG on 1/31/2009

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

Modern light, french bistro cuisine. Never tire of the menu, lots of specials and it changes seasonally. I was told chef Fabien gets his ingredients from local growers. By the way it's a great place to take a date.

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49 out of 111 people found this review helpful.

you people are crazy!

By gumpy_mcgee on 4/2/2008

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

My wife and I came here for dinner on a fluke and found the food absolutely delicious. My wife had the scallops in a mushroom risotto which were out of this world and I had one of the specials for the evening which was a a fillet mignon. Both were to die for. Our waiter was an extremely friendly Frenchman who was both helpful and delightfully entertaining. And the bar tender made the best martini's we have ever had! Everyone there was friendly and outgoing and the dark bistro atmosphere was extremely romantic for a nice night out with the misses. After dinner we shared a valrona chocolate cake and a brandy. Anyone who loves chocolate must taste the valrona. I honestly cannot believe that there are such negative reviews about this place when I had such a perfect dining experience here. I guess to each his own, but I would recommend the Belleville to any and everyone.

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45 out of 79 people found this review helpful.

Great experience

By lafeeverte on 2/7/2008

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

I was at Belleville last sunday for brunch, and i have to say that it was a unique experience for me. Been at Belleville it feels like to be in Paris. The food was great and our waiter very friendly. I really recommend this place

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88 out of 167 people found this review helpful.

This place used to be so good...

By hautepanda on 3/11/2007

  • Overall Rating: 0
  • Food: (NA)
  • Service: (NA)
  • Décor: (NA)
  • No, I would not go back!

My husband and I had brunch at Belleville every week for a year and a half, during which the place had the highest staff turnover of any restaurant I've ever been a regular at. Not just the servers but the maitre D's/managers would cycle through the revolving door. When we started eating there, the tartines and coffee were amazing but the eggs were underdone. Then it was the other way around. The manager who gave everyone a free basket of croissants at the table was pretty good, but he made the vinaigrette too sweet and canceled the smoked fish platter on the grounds of low profit margin, and plus, he was impossibly uncharismatic. One memorable weekend, they served us fake pancake syrup and the water wouldn't admit it was fake, and we had to escalate to the manager to get real syrup. Eventually it was clear the restaurant was on an overall downward trend, and we tired of the mood swings and stopped going. Every so often I stop in to check if it's gotten better... hope springs eternal.

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294 out of 561 people found this review helpful.

Don't Even Think of Eating Here!

By jfreeman on 1/13/2007

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

We received a $100 gift certificate for our anniversary for Belleville Restaurant. The food was very mediocre. Puny dried-up mussels, overcooked hamburger and frightening salmon! The bill came to $75.00 and we left the entire gift certificate. We thought a healthy tip for an OK waitress. We did not want to penalize the waitress for the quality of food. Just then, the manager or owner came running out to tell us that the tip could not be taken out of the gift certificate. We were surprised, but guessed it a reasonable policy. But then she informed us that we would not be given a credit nor another gift certificate for the $25.00 balance. Her attitude must have been, "Yippee, you only spent $75 for dinner, but we charged you $100!!" Needless to say, our family could not wait to get home and share this restaurant's shameful behavior with others so they would not make the same mistake. Spare yourself the attitude of an inferior establishment on its way out!!!!

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