Cafe Paulette

4.7
314 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.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

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n
New York Area
139 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

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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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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?

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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.

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

Limited menu food ok not great good coffe

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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R
Philadelphia
54 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy French bistro with delicious food and an inviting and warm atmosphere created by the owner and terrific staff. Very happy to have found this lovely spot.

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S
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good standard bistro fare.

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DA
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
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 on March 19, 2019
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 on March 17, 2019
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
44 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
51 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
6 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
46 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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