Le Garage

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79 Solid

A mother-daughter team converted this old Bushwick garage into a neighborhood restaurant.

159B Central Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11221



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Charmant, très charmant. What else is there to say about this mother-and-daughter bistro on a quiet side street except that every single element of it warms the heart? The pop of yellow paint in the industrial space; a heavenly skylight; the photographs of Catherine Allswang, the owner of numerous restaurants in Paris and San Francisco, who helped her daughter, Rachel Allswang, open Le Garage in 2015. Rachel herself, an interior designer, flits about the tables, all motion, blur, and graciousness. And Catherine, too, in the kitchen, cooking potatoes in duck fat till they’re as crisp as autumn leaves, or dressing the magret de canard with a piquant kumquat chutney with sesame-braised cabbage and honey.

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Noise LevelCivilized