French Louie

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79 Solid

A cozy Canadian bistro from the team behind Buttermilk Channel.

320 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11201


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The lowdown

Warm and comforting, Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo’s second restaurant — they also operate Buttermilk Channel — opens with a handsome wood bar, continues with chocolate-leather banquettes throughout, and ends with expansive outdoor seating. Despite the name, the food at French Louie is less traditional French and more New American with a French-Canadian accent. Snails, served with bacon over grits, are a favorite appetizer, and three varieties of steak-frites are the menu’s centerpiece entrees. Given the neighborhood, it’s probably not surprising that brunch has become perhaps the biggest draw, with plenty of egg options, plus a “crème brûlée French toast,” a creamy, crisp-shelled rendition of the weekend favorite.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesCréme brûlée French toast; lamb leg chop steak-frites; Peconic escargot “marchand de vin.”

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!