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Café LULUc

214 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201
nr. Butler St.
718-625-3815

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

78% would go back.

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Great Brunch!

By Hotbutterfly on 1/29/2003

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

Cafe Luluc is an extremely charming restaurant - best brunch in the BK. Take it from a long-time pancake maker - they have the best "plain" pancakes (topped w/ berries)in the city! And if you are not in the mood for those, the omlette is wonderful as well as the Tiger Shrimp salad. sandwiches look wonderful and i'll be going back to try those too! Also, they take no platic, so the prices are great. Go kinda early because they become very crowded the later it gets into the afternoon.

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381 out of 743 people found this review helpful.

great food, great value

By HtsHarry on 2/19/2003

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

We were looking for a Smith Street restaurant to accommodate four people with different palates and wallets. Luluc fit the bill, offering a bistro-ish menu at very reasonable prices - entrees $2-3 less than its neighbors and $5-6 less than in Manhattan. The food was as good as any I've had at pricier restaurants downtown or in Brooklyn. I understand why the guy sitting next to me said he goes almost every night.

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426 out of 814 people found this review helpful.

Left a bad taste in my mouth.

By anais11231 on 6/22/2007

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I have lived in the neighborhood for many years and finally decided to take a seat in this small cafe. I should have walked out immediately upon encountering the rude and unaccommodating wait staff. Against my better judgment, I remained and ordered. The food was greasy and bland. I walked out with a lighter wallet and a stomach ache - do not recommend.

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208 out of 483 people found this review helpful.

Nice Casual French Restaurant

By qwerty11231 on 12/30/2007

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Good food, nice atmosphere. The thing I hate: they only accept cash

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160 out of 317 people found this review helpful.

A great find on a crowded street

By skuff on 1/18/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Luluc is where my wife and I always seem to end up on Smith Street. It's obne of those places to go on a date when it's not the biggest occasion. If you're looking for a good meal, at a good price Luluc is perfect. With everything else on Smith Street being either trying too hard, costing too much, or being a bit fancy, Luluc serves excellent bistro style food in a friendly non-stuffy atmosphere. They could use ten or so more tables, but then you might lose the charm of the place. They have a beet and pear salad that rocks, and all their entrees are solid. Cash only though.

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167 out of 341 people found this review helpful.

Been Coming Back For The Past Five Years!

By NabilFawzi on 7/20/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food and service here are excellent. It can get a bit crowded during brunch time on Sundays and dinners on Thu - Saturday so come early. The crowd is typical Cobble Hill - 30somethings with strollers.

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87 out of 192 people found this review helpful.

CAFE LULUc, 214 Smith Street, Brooklyn, AVOID!

By NSH1 on 8/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I visited this restaurant for a late night dinner after flying across the country. Three bites into my meal, I found a cigarette butt in my entree which the waiter verified as such. I refused a replacement entree. When I informed the restauranteur that I would be leaving, she tried to charge me and my date for our meals and would not let us leave without paying for at least our drinks. Unless you're interested in an ashy dish and zero concern for the quality of the food or the well-being of the diner, AVOID!

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95 out of 212 people found this review helpful.

Best French Bistro on Smith Street

By wyckoff on 8/11/2009

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

Luluc serves my favorite salad - grilled shrimp with white beans, spinach and aoli. I crave it. It is the first place my husband wants to go for brunch. The food is solid. Not flashy, not spectacular, but reliably delicious, which is what you want in an ideal neighborhood place. This is where I can go on my one day off, chill out, have a good meal in a cute environment, get lost in the racks of free magazines, get some work done, or share a meal with a friend. BarTabac is noisy, Robin des Bois has uncomfortable seating, Patois is closed and was overpriced, but Luluc, ah, where would I be without you?

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87 out of 173 people found this review helpful.

Best Pancakes Ever. Period

By xdfxdfxdf on 5/30/2011

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

My wife makes a mean pancake, so when friends would tell us that we have to try Luluc's pancakes we would politely nod and then ignore them since there was no way they could be better than hers. Finally, last summer we finally listened and ordered them. Holy pancakes, are these the most amazing pancakes you will ever have. It is more like a donut (with crack sprinkled on top). And yes, the only offer real maple syrup. While we always liked their brunch, we suddenly realized why there is always a line and every table has pancakes. From that point on, we go every weekend to split the pancakes and an order of goat cheese and spinach omelet (the perfect pairing). To top it off the staff is super nice with zero attitude and the prices are low. While Luluc serves other meals, go for the brunch.

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