aBistro on Dekalb
Brooklyn, NY 11205Neighborhood:
AfricanPrice: $30 and under
aBistro on Dekalb
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.abistrodekalb.com/
- Phone: 3473842972
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: African, Fusion / Eclectic
- Executive Chef: Abdoulaye Gueye
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
A word from aBistro on Dekalb
aBistro is serious about food. Food is where to start here. Senegalese Fried Chicken is a great place to begin. Pan-Fried Chicken Breast in a creamy, dijonnaise sauce, served with a sweet jasmine rice cake and a spicy salsa. We are all about flavors. Service quickly follows: Great food in a relaxed environment. Finally, the location is big and wonderful to accommodate a big bunch of folks. Come and enjoy some of the best food NYC has to offer, in Fort Greene Brooklyn!Continued
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aBistro on Dekalb reviews from OpenTable diners
- The Best Restaurant in Fort GreeneOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/17/2013The food was outstanding!!!! Portions are large. We should have ordered less and shared. Everything was delicious down to the coffee.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Senegalese Sensation!OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/16/2013This restaurant is such a gem! The fusion of flavours, the amazing service, the romantic and eclectic ambiance will surely keep me coming back !!!!!!Special Features:
- Can't wait to come back andOpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 3/15/2013Can't wait to come back and try brunch. Loved the food presentation and combos within one plate. The table shared the plantain gnocchi special. 1 person at the table does not like plantains, however she did love the sauce and collard greens placed beneath the gnocchi, as did the rest of the table. I had the falafel encrusted salmon special placed on jalepeno grits and bok choy which were AMAZING... esp because I hate grits.. and my friend couldn't stop eating them after she was finished with her Pepe soup. I tried the soup and it was too much heat for me, but the other two loved it! The other meal was Senegalase Fried chicken, the restaurant's signature dish. This was his second time ordering it since he enjoyed it so much the first time.Special Features:
- Everything was delicious;OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 3/3/2013Everything was delicious; friendly, kind service. Generous pour of house wine.Special Features:
- Always delicious and alwaysOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/22/2013Always delicious and always a great atmosphere. The chef even came out this time to chat with folks, and it was nice to be able to tell him how much we'd enjoyed the meal. The steak is always great, and their signature Senegalese Fried Chicken with the rice ball and collard greens is wonderful. This place was recommended by a friend, and we've been going regularly ever since...and recommending it to everyone else in the neighborhood!Special Features:
- My boyfriend and i went thereOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 2/22/2013My boyfriend and i went there after the 100s of recommendations that he and i had been getting. We couldn't have been happier with everything. The food was amazing, the drinks were great and the place had a great chill vibe without being boring. We will definitely be back.Special Features:
- I have eaten here before andOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/14/2013I have eaten here before and the food and ambiance are both fine on a quiet night however the service on 2/14 was not acceptable. After being seated without menus, utensils or water, we were visited once by an (understandably)scatter-minded waiter who said he would be right back with water. After waiting roughly 30 more minutes (an hour in total from being seated) we decided to leave.
- The food was amazing but thedacdanserVIPDined on 1/27/2013The food was amazing but the service was very slow. they seemed to be understaffed.Special Features:
- Quiet holiday week dinner.MatthewDined on 12/29/2012Quiet holiday week dinner. We were 1 of 4 couples seated in space for ~40; tables seem arrange to mitigate noise, even if it were full. Quality meals with above-average spice in the escargot and mussels. OK martini, would have try others to better rate the bar. Friendly, attentive servers.
- Their credit card machinesOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 12/8/2012Their credit card machines were broken and they didn't tell us until after we were seated. There wasn't a convenient arm nearby either. They sat my group right next to the door on a cold morning and refused to close it. They took forever with the food. When I paid the bill they actually came back and asked for more tip. How crazy is that? A tip is a gratuity not a requirement. It is extra based on extra service not mandatory. Otherwise they should put a service in with the bill. I will never eat there again.
- Abistro has been a neighborhoodOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 11/17/2012Abistro has been a neighborhood favorite for a long time and with good reason. The cuisine is a blend of traditional Sengalese and classic French. The food is so flavorful it literally makes your mouth sing. The prices are fair the portions large - you will never leave Abistro hungry.Special Features:
- ALWAYS Consistent, always my fav.JessDined on 11/9/2012I love this place, I have been a patron for years. Although I do miss the BYOB, the more intimate dining, and the open kitchen, the food has always been the main reason for me to keep coming back. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS CONSISTENT, FRESH, AND BURSTING WITH FLAVOR! The waiter was new, and wasn't as knowledgeable as the others I have had in the past who actually come from a North African background. He didn't add to my experience which the servers usually do. I always end up talking to them about books, the neighborhood, or their language. Anyways all and all a great time, I only hope they keep doing their best to provide a truly authentic Senegalese/North African experience.Special Features:
- If you eat red meat, orderOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 11/3/2012If you eat red meat, order the lamb. Trust me, the best lamb you will ever eat in your life. They also do an amazing job with the plantains!Special Features:
- The old abistro was amazing-OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 11/2/2012The old abistro was amazing- great vibe, great service, byob, and of course the amazing food. The only thing the new abistro still has is the truly ah-mazing food (party in my mouth!) Perhaps they're still working out the kinks at the new location. Still highly hoghly recommended! I wish they'd get rid of the tv though!Special Features:
- It's a little warm in theOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 10/4/2012It's a little warm in the restaurant, but always great food…Special Features:
- Such a heavenly eveningJessDined on 9/28/2012This place is so special, just like the food. Fantastic cocktails and service thanks to Hoji! Food was amazing as always. I had the Lamb Shank and the plantain gnocchi special. All cooked to perfections with an explosion of flavors.Special Features:
- Everything we ordered wasOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/22/2012Everything we ordered was so delicious! My boyfriend and I are big on trying new things, and everything we tried there was new to us and pleasantly so. The wait staff was pleasant and knowledgeable! I'd recommend this for place for small groups or a romantic date.Special Features:
- Tried their Senegalese FriedOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 7/20/2012Tried their Senegalese Fried Chicken at the old place and thought it was good. Figured I'd stay on the chicken train and try the wings appetizer. They were fantastic. The veggie plate entree was very good but the rice cake was sweet/weird. The veggie burger is better than most but would benefit from being topped by their awesome portabella mushrooms. The herb fries were just as great. For dessert, we had very good hot coffee, a less than average chocolate lava cake, and a just "okay" bread pudding that the server raved about. I did not agree. I trust them to be great at everything but dessert.Special Features:
- Everyone's all about the SenegaleseOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/10/2012Everyone's all about the Senegalese fried chicken- my best friend says it's like crack- but i am partial to the brook trout- deliciously spiced & pan-seared on the outside, tender on the inside, and served with a tangy/spicy slaw ("Senegalese salsa") and in a pool of warm curry sauce. Also, start with the akara- crispy hushpuppies made with cod & blackeyed peas.... akin to a hushpuppy crossed with gifelte fish. you know you want it. get it. you'll like it.Special Features:
- Great foodOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/17/2012I enjoiced the catfish sandwich, the house omelete, abistro burger, the fries. I only been there for brunch. I plan to go for dinner. Service is a bit slow. Nut the wait is worth it.Special Features:
- We went to aBistro beforeLocalDined on 6/9/2012We went to aBistro before a concert at BAM. Very convenient and accomadating. The Senegalise flavors were interesting and delicious. The Chef/Owner came out of the kitchen to make sure everything was good. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgable. I ahd the Senegalese fried chicken. It was not fried, it was spicey. The Rice cake was delicious.Special Features:
- DINING AT THE ABISTRO WASOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 5/27/2012DINING AT THE ABISTRO WAS A EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE, I HAD NEVER EATEN AFRICAN FOOD, NOR HAD MY GUEST,THE ABIANCE WAS COMFORTABLE,THE SERVER AND THE SERVICE WAS WONDERFUL, KIND AND THOUGHTFUL,THE FOOD WAS SENGELESE, ETHNIC AND VIBRANT.THE CATFISH MY GUEST HAD SHE SAID IT WAS THE BEST SHE HAD EATEN IN YEARS,THICK AND ENCRUSTED AND CRUNCHY YET TENDER IN SIDE.I ENJOYED THE SALMON WITH BABY BOK CHOY, DONE TO PROFECTION. ALSO THE GINGER JUICE WAS A DELIGHTFUL PALATE CLEANER,I WOULD EJOY EATING THERE AGAIN AND RECOMMEND ABISTRO FOR NIGHT LIFE AFTER 5 GATHERING FOR THE 25 TO 30+ SOCIAL GROUPS,Special Features:
- Polenta was amazing and overallsammydayeatsVIPDined on 4/28/2012Polenta was amazing and overall the experience was quite pleasing. However, the staff could use some pointers. We were greeted at our table by a server who told us and the table next to us that to bear with her because the kitchen was backed up and it may take a long time to get us our orders. Not a great way to start a meal. Loved the food, though.Special Features:
- Menu for dinner not as healthyJAMARIKNDined on 4/20/2012Menu for dinner not as healthy as we would want but ok. Should have more entrees for dinner.Special Features:
- The vegetable Plate with DijonaiseOpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 4/7/2012The vegetable Plate with Dijonaise was beyond satisfying and insanely delicious, the breaded sweet Jasmine rice cake that came with it was surprising and delightful. The lobster bisque had the perfect amount of almost imperceptible spice to excite the palate. My boyfriend had the Pepe Soup (Seafood soup) and the fish was tender in a spicy sauce, and loved it even though he normally shies away from anything more than mild. For desert we were feeling adventuous and split the Sengalese corn pudding which was great. I live in the neighborhood and tried aBistro on a whim, I was not expected to be blown away by the food. I am. Top notch! The decor is adorable as well, and our server and hostess could not have been nicer.Special Features:
- Nice menu, good prices andlexingtonDined on 4/3/2012Nice menu, good prices and great service. It was almost deserted on a Tuesday night. Impossible to understand why that would be the case --- it is on the east end of the De Kalb restaurant row in Brooklyn and people should be flocking to it.
- Fantastic Menu, Amazing FlavorsOpenTable Diner Since 2003Dined on 3/31/2012The menu is creative and the food is amazing. I recently went to brunch and all five of us (all women no less) enjoyed every bite of our meals! The Senegalese breakfast is scary good.Special Features:
- Delicious and authenticOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/18/2012Delicious Senegalese food. The new space is quite an improvement but the food hasn't lost any of its quality with the expansion in size. I try to eat at A Bistro whenever I visit Brooklyn.