Cafe Paulette

4.5
338 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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.
What 338 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
12 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
140 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.

4
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Waited a hour for a 9:00 reservation and the restaurant didn’t do anything to help the prior table along once deserts and coffe were well over. They did give us drinks on house. When food arrived French fries were cold and soggy and not what you’d expect at a French place. Steak was tough and French onion soup not good. We ate here once and it was good so maybe it was an off night?

NY
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A charming, smaller bistro located across from the Ft. Greene Park run by French people who understand French food.

MB
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Limited menu food ok not great good coffe

SW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice breakfast spot. A bit tight for a larger group, but perfect for a brunch with an old friend.

V
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant French bistro, with fresh delicious food ... a little pricey but the organic wines and good ingredients make it worth it.

C
New England
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. A little tight seating - wise, loud. Great service

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

decent food, surly service but overall fun vibe that makes the place a n'hood staple.

MM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and service was great. It was a bit over price but I would love to go again

e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was busy, possibly somewhat understaffed but efficient. I had the couscous which was excellent but would have been better withe sausages mixed in rather than laid on top.

R
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was super. When we arrived on time there had been a mix up and there was no table for us. We ended up sitting at the very inviting bar and had great service. So all was well.

KF
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Space is a bit cramped, but it'a a nice ambience, and the food and service are excellent.

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very tasty and the service was very good, which we appreciated because we were going to the theatre after dinner.

t
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful, authentic French bistro at the foot of Ft. Greene Park. Maybe 10 tables and a counter. Each of us had a sandwich + salad: one chicken and one portobello mushroom w/ goat cheese and cherry tomatoes. First:the BREAD was warm and crusty French bread. Fantastic. We deconstructed our sandwiches and ate everything separately! So yummy. My tea was served in a giant mug, just how I like it. Next time, I plan to get the gorgeous onion soup. Maybe oysters. Definitely a keeper!

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