Cafe Paulette

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$31 to $50
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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 breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner.
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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little bit of France in Brooklyn. Very typical French bistro run by all Parisians. Service was friendly and terrific as was the food.

L
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Ate here before Madonna concert. Very friendly and helpful staff. Had the halibut special, delicious. Liked the continental, corner restaurant vibe. Would eat here again.

MT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Charming. Good food. We would go again if we lived nearby for sure. Convenient walk to BAM. Friendly
Staff.

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The music was way too loud to have a converstation and also there was barely enough light to read the menu.

3
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great little French cafe near Theatre for a New Audience and BAM. I felt I was in paris the Sunday morning I was there

AE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to French spot now. The wine selections is amazing and the food options are always delicious. My friend had just come down from rural New Hampshire and was absolutely thrilled. I cannot recall our waitress's name but all I can say is Thank you!!!

SF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint and friendly neighborhood restaurant in a park setting. Had a lovely 2 hour meal - delicious gazpacho, savory merguez couscous, and beautifully cooked trout almandine. The cheese board was an amazing dessert. We enjoyed the atmosphere very much!

J
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Every neighborhood should have a little French Bistro like Cafe Paulette!

CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favorite spot. Food was delicious and service was excellent.

SU
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I adore this place and I go there often! They even had a chamber music-duo last night, so fun. But they forgot to mark with Opentable that I kept my reservation and was there last night practically until closing of the kitchen. Kindly correct and clarify, thanks!

OT
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service & delicious food! Went here the other night before a show at BAM!

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, good food. A great resource after BAM.
Very comfortable.

f
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I lived in the hood I’d eat there at least once a week! We’ve already sent friends!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

It was way too hot, their AC was dismal. We had to leave.

p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant, very French. Great choice if you have an evening planned at BAM.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Family visiting out of state

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafè Paulette is a gem, a special place with the ambiance of a secret meeting place for lovers, close friends and artists.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so fresh and delicious and it’s such a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. We adore it!

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, good traditional French food. Couldn’t ask for more.

JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific French Cafe & great choice for before/after performances at BAM complex. Always pleasant experience - this time the bouillabaisse was especially notable - very "light" with delicious sauce and aioli on crusty bread. Nice wine selection.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Third time th

PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for s birthday dinner and the meal could not be better.

m
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The place is lovely but loud. Not great for having a quiet conversation. Food was delicious, especially the moules frites. Staff was exceptional! Merci beaucoup!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely French Bistro. Excellent choices and relaxed friendly vibe. Delicious food.

CA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I like the food, the ambience, and especially the service. All staff are polite and attentive. Nickolai is superb and gets my highest rating for recommendations, service and friendliness.

CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Glasses were dirty
Mental was too limited

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and preparation. Sweet little spot. Nice touch service!

i
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was so cute in this little brasserie ! and the ambiance is perfect for francophiles and more :) high high recommend

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Our party of 5 was squeezed into a table for four. Meanwhile a table of 6 was empty for most of our time there and then later occupied by two people. It would've been a much nicer experience if we had space to sit comfortably.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a surprisingly great restaurant in an unlikely place, but close enough to BAM to make it an excellent choice for dining after a performance.

g
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been coming here for six years when we come to visit our grandchild. This is our oasis and time for us.

t
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A pleasant spot my third time there. Service attentive. However, put off my happy hour limited to bar. We sat for full dinner and had to pay double what barstools were paying just a few feet away? Not cool.

SD
Berlin
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A terrific place to go pre-theater for TFANA or BAM.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent food, wine and beautiful space

RW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is lovely, service is good, the vibe is upbeat and the playlist is classic. One of our favorite places.

JI
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a cute place. Really lovely neighborhood spot. We went before a concert at BAM. Good food and ambiance. Our teenage kids also enjoyed it.

d
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cute restaurant along the Fort Greene park. We enjoyed the mussels of the day and the burger. The room is small and cozy, but comfortable.

J
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and customer service. I would recommend it to a friend.

n
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice small French cafe near the bam. Menu a bit small but all was good - tuna in salad nicoise was perfect and onion soup quite good. Nice wines. Good place

SS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special wild salmon dish was fantastic. Service friendly and attentive. My favorite place to go before BAM.

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