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135 N. 5th St., Brooklyn, NY, 11249
nr. Bedford Ave.
By mayof1968 on 1/17/2011
juliette is adorable, the staff nice, service fine, but i've gone twice (dragging my boyfriend along with me) and both times we've regretted it. the gnocchi was so mushy and overcooked, the pork dumplings dismissible, and to honest, my entrÃ©e was so bland i don't even remember what it was. went back again for breakfast and again...kellog's diner quality coffee, he had a "french hot dog" (oscar mayer with bÃ©chamel sauce - disgusting, though i do think he's a little to blame for having picked it. how good could a french hot dog be? it's a ridiculous idea to begin with). i got the farm egg breakfast - the eggs were fine (as in, not bad), the toast was too thick - like texas toast minus the butter - the potatoes were awful, tasted like someone accidentally dumped some pine sol into the pot??? the sausage was not particularly good either - i just doubted the quality of the meat and thought it over-seasoned. there was a sad little tomato on my dish - i think they had a fancy french term for whatever had happened to it in the kitchen - but by the time it was on my plate it just looked sprinkled with parmesan, smushed to death, and baked for a bit. it was AWFUL. the cheese itself terrible, and it was clearly a pathetic little tomato from associated or sysco or wherever (in the middle of january). not exactly tomato season. i ate the eggs, my bf his fries, and then we went to get bagels. we paid $30 to admire at the cute interior, basically.
Fantastic food, great vibe.
By patreb on 3/5/2010
One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Why? A simple reason: the food is FANTASTIC! You end up with such a rich experience in your mouth. Plus the place has great decor so it's perfect for a date. This is one of the joints in the city that constantly delivers high quality food thus i end up spending tons of money by simply going back so often. That said though brunch menu is boring, so if you want to visit come for dinner. Also there was this one (and only one) time that my fish was overcooked so if that was my only experience i would be disappointed.
By carent on 12/22/2009
the food is horrble but the at mosphere was great, and the service was to slow the food is mediocre and inexplicable poor
Extremely boring brunch (and French) fare
By franciskirigin on 1/14/2009
(YAWN). Extremely boring brunch fare. For serious brunch or breakfast foodies, sit out the wait at Egg next door. Anyone looking for the most standard of "decent" shopping mall food, stay at Juliette. I suppose the upper deck is nice in the summers, if you need to sit outdoors, I mean, they DO serve wine.
Charm in the heart of Williamsburg
By delikado on 6/23/2008
It can feel like you're mostly paying for ambience at Juliette, between the main dining room, the "winter garden," or the upstairs terrace. Still, I've always found the dining experience here to be pleasant, with a few hiccups. The kitchen does a solid job with the basics (burger, steak frites, and mussels), although I find their onion soup to be quite oily and lacking in robust flavor. The salad nicoise is also a little boring. I had the halibut special last weekend, and while it was delicious (pan-seared and served on creamed corn and potatoes!), our server was compelled to add, "...and we get our fish from the same people as Boulud and Jean-Georges." Great fish, surely, but what do those two guys have to do with my meal ? The reservations policy can also feel arbitrary, because I was once able to make a weekend dinner reservation for four on the terrace, but last week was told that they only take reservations for parties of 5 and up, and only in the dining room and garden. Still, this is one of the better restaurants in the area and worth a visit.
By CityPixie on 2/19/2008
We were charmed by the hospitality, gentle lighting and bistro fare at Juliette. For those of you familiar with the bistro haunts of the city, Juliette is sexier than Cafe Luxembourg, just as lively as Bar 6 and though larger, somehow cozier than The Odeon. Not as over-the-top "set-designed" as Schillers or Pastis, Juliette has a soft (and totally manufactured) patina but carries it off. The bar menu is charcuterie focused and dining room features lots of standards (including a few vegetarian choices) that are well-prepared and easy on the wallet. When it isn't so cold, I'd love to visit the outdoor area which seems especially French.
Another cool place in Condoburg!
By girardasse on 12/14/2007
Williamsburg is blessed with the 2 nice french bistro-style restaurants: Fada (N8) is cool, so is Juliette. In summer, its terrace upstairs is perfect to get some sun and in winter, its cosy room downstairs is great for a simple dinner. Dishes are good, though not all copious. Staff is efficient.
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