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About Cafe Paulette
Cafe Paulette is Fort Greene's Parisian Bistro serving authentic french food paired with a well-curated wine list of natural and organic wines, in a warm and cosy friendly atmosphere.
We're located right across the street from landmark Fort Greene Park, and 3 blocks away from BAM and Theatre for a New Audience.
Open 7 days a week for lunch / brunch and dinner.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Hours of Operation:
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:15 pm
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
S Elliott Place & S Portland Ave
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
B, Q, R at Dekalb, 2, 3, 4, 5 at Nevins st, G at Fulton, C at Lafayette.
Private Party Facilities:
Available for private events. Please contact email@example.com
Private Party Contact:
Lionel: (718) 694-2044
Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Cafe Paulette Ratings and Reviews
My friend and I visited Cafe Paulette for dinner. The cheese board and tarte tatin were great, but the salade nicoise wasn't great--the tuna was pretty poor quality and not cut in the best way. It also had anchovies on it, which I should have known I guess, but the ingredients weren't listed on the menu so I didn't think of it. Great service. Definitely a great little neighborhood spot. Too noisy for a date I think, but was fun with friends. I'd definitely go back.
Good French fare with the classic bistro options. Reasonably-priced French food is so hard to find anywhere in New York unless you cook it yourself...
The Soup a l'Oignon was quite good. Steak au Poivre was cooked saignant (rare), as desired, with pommes de terres au gratin quite good (another dish I cook all the time, but takes time to prepare). Steak a bit cold, but that can happen when cooked rare due to timing.
Pinot noir glass of wine from Burgundy was OK, but I should have asked for their recommendaton or ordered a bottle for more options. I never order French wine by grape variety, so that was my fault. Would be good to have house wines like a Cotes du Rhone (I think they did have their own, but there were "organic" and I am still suspicious wines called "organic" from experience).
Very, very nice host who made us feel at home, switching from English to French and back easily following my lead as I was with my French-understanding-but-not-speaking son, and not condescending in any way. I would have been happy with the meal back in my undergrad/grad years in Paris.
Recommended for a good French meal at a reasonable price, with very, very nice hosts.
I came for a solo dinner rez but decided to sit at the bar because the bartender was so very friendly. We had a most lively chat! I over-ordered a fantastic escargots and cheesy charcuterie dish. Wines myself, I almost fell to the temptations of their sumptuous dessert menu but alas! I resisted and Ubered myself home just in time. I’ll most certainly return when my triglycerides and cholesterol levels allow. What a treat! And what fantastic company from the staff. Compliments all around!
We had a very good, efficient pre-concert dinner before a BAM event on a Saturday night. Restaurant was crowded with a lot of buzz, but staff did a great job of keeping things moving and getting us out for the concert. Duck, burger, mussels, charcuterie were all classically prepared as if we were at a bistro in Paris. Menu is small, but quality is big. Be sure to have a reservation!
I've twice been to Cafe P's and both times ordered the scallops special which I very much enjoyed. But both times I was surprised at the chef's failure to fill the rest of the half empty plate with anything at all. The stinginess extends to having to ask for bread. And though the service is perfectly competent, it could be a tad less surly. This is, after all, Ft Greene, not Manhattan.
This is a sweet little spot if you need a place to eat before or after a BAM event. A short walk away. A pretty corner spot across from the park, and the food was good, the service friendly. It was quite noisy when we arrived, enough so that we had to shout to be heard. Later the crowd thinned and the noise died down a bit. I'd go back.
Happy hour is ONLY at the bar, and the oyster happy hour is still expensive (especially since there are plenty of other spots where oyster happy hour means $1 oysters). I had the couscous with merguez sausage. It took a long time to get the happy hour glass of rosé (there were only four other people in the bar), and even longer for the couscous to come out. And when it did it lacked both heat and sausage... it tasted cold and bland and dry. I am a pretty forgiving person, but this was a sad couscous. On the upside, once I got the sausage, it changed everything. It was so delicious, I instantly ordered one more.
I selected this restaurant because I was attending a theatre performance in the BAM area. It is conveniently located and there are not that many sit down restaurants that take reservations in the area. It is a french restaurant and the staff seemed exclusively french. It is fairly small with a long bar. The long bar seemed a waste as they only serve beer and wine. Despite the staff being french, the staff was uniformly pleasant, helpful and competent. Unfortunately, the food was average at best. I had the duck and it was dry. My guest had the mussels and they were tiny. I will be more discriminating the next time I am around BAM.
Café Paulette is a charming, authentic French bistro with warm and attentive service. The food was cooked to perfection, and the ambiance was inviting & relaxing. It is located right across from Fort Greene Park, where you can take a nice stroll after dinner.
Saw this restaurant was near the show we were attending and the menu had the French bistro fare I love. It is a small restaurant so it was a little bit of a tight squeeze for our 4 top. But it was a quick meal and it was so delicious. Excellent variety of easy French wines to drink. Our friends ordered the burgers, which always come out great at these little bistro places. I had the steamed mussels in garlic, wine and broth with shallots. A triumph. Mussels were done perfectly and not gritty or rubbery. I ate the whole pot. The pommes frites are homemade and very crispy, which I love. Great place if you are headed to BAM or Theater for a New Audience. They got us in and out on time, but not at the expense of the meal. Well done.
Absolutely great and authentic Parisian bistro in walking distance of BAM. Have now been there four times and never a miss. Atmosphere is everything you ever wanted in a Paris bistro minus the tude. Staff is friendly and really great without hovering. Perfect spot.
Went there on 6/8 pre-concert at BAM and could not have been more delightful. The food and service were first-rate, the portions more than adequateaand perfectly prepared as ordered and it felt like being transported back to Paris. Don't miss the creme brulee....heavenly. Have already recommended it to friends and would go back even if there was no need to be in the area. Thank you Cafe Paulette!
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