Cafe Paulette

4.5
296 reviews
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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 296 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food, great vibe, service is exceptional!

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely french cafe , nice staff and respectable french fare. We will be back next time we are in the neighborhood!

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TF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety of choice
Every dish tasty and delicious

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KY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal. Very accommodating and a very sweet staff

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FG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is excellent, the service good; it would have helped to know beforehand that if you want to order the Raclette you have to let them know ahead of time. We will definitely go back.

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d
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent classic French food in a charming space with Fort Greene Park out the window. And not horrifically expensive. Delightful all around.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had our anniversary there and it was great!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience at Café Paulette. We were there for my dad’s birthday. The food was delicious, the waitress made great recommendations about the quantity of food we were ordering (she said we needed to order more and she was right), and they responded to our time constraints by getting us out in time, as we had a show to go to afterwards - an impressive feat as they were very busy!

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c
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a great place for a romantic date, pre-Barclays Center event or with friends! Very authentic and delicious food.

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DM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect brunch for my sons 23rd birthday! Excellent service and food

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RS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My new fave restaurant. As good as any French restaurant in Paris.

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

Really nice and accommodating staff.
Caesar salad way too salty.

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B
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good meal in bistro setting. Salade verte was delicious, as was the duck confit. Service was attentive.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went early before a show at BAM, so glad we made a reservation as it is clearly a popular spot. Service was great and the food very good. Would certainly go back.

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r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic . Food terrific. Will definitely go back.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most amazing and intimate birthday dinner here with live music and lovely staff. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday than what I experienced here.

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KG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and service are both wonderfully French. Great food and kid friendly a perfect neighborhood brunch spot.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this little piece of France! Food and ambience. So lovely.

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my first date with my now wife here! It's the best French restaurant in BK! The staff are awesome, unpretentious restaurant that you just want to hang out in for far too long, eat and drink the night away.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a date with my boyfriend on the live music night and had a fabulous time. Excellent service, good food, great time.

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HP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was good and service was fast but a little rude

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood delight! Intimate, friendly setting with outstanding service and delicious food. Daily specials with authentic cuisine. Went with another couple and had an amazing meal and such a fun night! Well taken care of - never rushed. Can’t wait to go back!

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M
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Café Paulette with my wife for Valentine's Day. There was a set-price dinner, but with sufficient choices, even for two pescatarians. Very good value. It was a romantic evening and it was easy to imagine that we were in France rather than Brooklyn. Service was attentive. We will return.

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DL
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely cafe with very good food, quiet atmosphere and friendly service.

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SN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I came here with friends for brunch and made a last minute reservation. They have a decent brunch and the inside is lovely.

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MT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible food and drinks. Service wasn’t overly friendly but they were very busy and who cares! The product made up for it!! Going again and again and again

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U
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is usually a disappointment. My friends and I however ate well and affordable at Paulette.

Advice: side of gravlax with Avocado toast.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

food is a bit mediocre, but its a super charming bustling space. My friend had the waffles which were not good and a bit rubbbery. I had the steak and eggs where was tasty. Fries were mediocre however.

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X
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We all really enjoyed the dinner! Great food! Wonderful dessert!
The gentleman with the moustache who explained the food to us was bit over the top but not in a good way. All of that is not necessary when the food speaks for itself.
Also, I prefer sitting in a booth which we did not. So it felt like communal cafeteria dining where when you got up you had to ensure that you did not knock into the other table's food, etc. Personally I feel they squeeze too many tables in the restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice and cozy place. Very good French fries!

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RS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Best French food since Paris. Loved the place. Made me feel I was back in Paris.

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MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and great food. Cozy option if you are in Fort Green/Clinton Hill area :)

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C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent French cooking, small menu and interesting wine list. By all means, don't pass up dessert and coffee--even decaf.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Market fresh. Delicious. Perfect for conversation. And,down the block from Spike Lee's studio!!!

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AT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to have brunch on Saturday morning and it was a great experience. We reserved by Open Table and had not to wait.

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NW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous French food close to TFANA!

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SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Having always been a reliable neighborhood staple, I was very disappointed with the service at Paulette tonight. One of my guests was a 5 year old girl who politely requested mashed potatoes with her steak (it’s on the menu) and to switch out the quite sophisticated watercress salad for green beans or Brussels sprouts (also on the menu) and they flat out refused. That kind of inflexibility isn’t befitting for a neighborhood restaurant and I will think twice about recommending it to any families again. Otherwise the food is decent. No ambience to speak of.

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E
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best bistro in the BAM area - always welcoming with terrific wines and superb food

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LC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cafe Paulette is a great, authentic French bistro that is nice addition to the Fort Greene restaurant scene.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 3

A much looked-forward to second visit, after the very enjoyable first a month earlier, was a huge disappointment.
The food was simply unprofessionally bad.
The onion soups were largely vinegar, the couscous was tasteless, the mussels unpalatable, the French fries soggy.
Unfortunate, as the service was personable and attentive.

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