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iCi

246 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11205
at Vanderbilt Ave.
718-789-2778

Avg. Rating

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

68% would go back.

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yuck

By goodstuff on 5/11/2005

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Unfortunately, the service was bad and the food wasn't much better. I'd heard interesting things about this restaurant but wouldn't spend my money there again. It was very disappointing.

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310 out of 707 people found this review helpful.

save your money and eat elsewhere

By creighbaby on 3/2/2005

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

My husband ordered the pork shoulder with grits and it was swimming in fat, not gravy. I got a tiny portion on pike that was missing some items mentioned on the menu for a whopping $19. After we sent both back to be corrected, our waitress was terse and rude. We spent $122 (2 appetizers, entrees, a bottle of wine and two more glasses of wine) for a truly forgettable meal. We don't mind spending money on a good meal, but this was a terrible experience. Save your money, go to Chez Oskar or the cute French place on Lafayette near Night of the Cookers.

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302 out of 633 people found this review helpful.

It must be the weather...

By iloveny on 2/14/2005

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

After reading the top rated reviews I thought it would be great to go while visiting our son who lives in the area. What a disappointment! The place is nice and cozy, but the apple basket looked like it was leftover from the summer and the fireplace had no fire going despite the 40 degrees outside. The service was a bit spotty, there were only two servers and all the tables but two were full. The food was very good: the vegie soup and spaetsle were nice appetizers, nice crusty bread (we would've liked to have a bread plate). The hanger beef with greens and roasted potatoes was very good. The chocolate cream was so rich we couldn't have more than just a taste. And the bill was nowhere near "moderate" Prices are high compared to other "moderate" restaurants listed in this guide that we tried.

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274 out of 584 people found this review helpful.

Amazing food !

By patoz on 9/10/2004

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

NY magazine was right: what a great restaurant! I went there last week with a group of friends and from the friendly and knowledgeable waitress to the unexpensive wine selection, to the amazing organic food everything was perfect. So much better than anything else in the neighborood ! But I would recommend making reservation, it seems that they are getting really busy now.

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290 out of 582 people found this review helpful.

I can now move to Brooklyn !

By grand on 7/8/2004

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

Manhattan's elegance & professionalism in a relax, low key brooklyn setting ! The best of the two world. French inspired, the kitchen relies heavily on seasonal, local ingredients. The cooking is clean simple and precise. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. I am now ready to move to Brooklyn ! !

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275 out of 560 people found this review helpful.

Great Breakfast !

By arnaudm on 7/8/2004

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

I have been living in Fort Greene for 10 years and I can tell you this is the best addition to the neighborood ever. I go there for breakfast 3 times a week now and the eggs are simply amazing (they use organic eggs). I went there for dinner for the first time yesterday and my friends and I had a great time in the garden. The cucumber soup was so refreshing, and we loved the cod with the tomatoes. Service was knowledgeable and very friendly, such a contrast with other restaurant in the neighborood. Great place !

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233 out of 489 people found this review helpful.

Spectacular Food and Wonderful Atmosphere

By spenlinhauer on 6/15/2004

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

The Food was not only the Best tasting, but Unique as well. With Clean Flavors and Fresh Ingredients, we been back twice since they opened. If budget allowed we'd check out every item on the menu!!! The Decor is Simple and elegant but not pretentious. The Service was friendly, personal and french! Don't miss this one!

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212 out of 396 people found this review helpful.

yes another french restaurant in fort greene...

By clarin on 6/14/2004

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

...but this one actually brings something new to the table. Went for the first time for weekend brunch. Had the excellent Spanish Mackerel salad. Our party also sampled the french toast. Simply terrific food, generous portions, and simple but thoughful presentation. If things stay this way (which with the exception of Restaurant Gia isn't typically the case in Fort Greene), the neighborhood has a real winner on its hands.

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174 out of 370 people found this review helpful.

Don' t miss it

By roussinade on 6/11/2004

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

One of the best restaurant we tried so far. Food is excellent, inventive and very fresh. When we'll be back in New york, we' re gonna visit " ICI" again.

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