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About La Defense
La Défense is a French bistro located in Downtown Brooklyn (Metrotech Center). We pride ourselves on our fresh ingredients, and on the originality of our menu. We open all day, starting with breakfast, for which you can sit down or simply grab from our bakery. Our lunch is delicious and fast paced, we understand you need to get back to the office! Happy hour is always lively and we offer great drink specials. A tablecloth and candle on every table makes dinner romantic. Daily specials by our French chef rounds off our seasonal menu. On milder days, the terrace is inviting and peaceful, perfect for al fresco breakfast, lunch or dinner, or simply for a few drinks with your friends. Inside, a massive horseshoe bar is the perfect spot for cocktails and socializing. A main family style dinner table accommodates large groups.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Thursday & sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
A, C, F, R to Jay St.
Private Party Facilities:
La Defense is the place for your party. Our program offers menus for parties of 7 to 150. From three course sit down dinners to hors d'oeuvres at the bar, La Defense will tailor fit our events to your specific needs.
Private Party Contact:
Adelaide Tellier: (877) 840-4884
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
La Defense Ratings and Reviews
Terrific French bistro with good service, excellently curated and good value wine list. All of the classics are here and on a cool fall evening they hit the spot. Our go-to bistro near Jay st/metro tech-consistently good over multiple visits. Good outdoor seating on the myrtle promenade as well.
Spent a lot of time waiting on the server. Once the order was submitted, drinks came back pretty quickly.
The restaurant wasn't busy, but a few dishes on the menu were not available. When our food did ultimately arrive, it came cold. All 3 dishes were served cold. I did see the restaurant prepping for a shower (bridal, I believe) - so perhaps that's why they were distracted. I won't go back to find out.
Friendly and authentic feel, though staff-shortage in the kitchen meant service was a bit slow. We appreciated the gesture of a comped glass of wine in response to that situation. We found the interior air-con a bit heavy so moved outside and enjoyed the open-air feel of. a warm evening. Aperol Spritz was long on sparkling water and a bit short on Aperol/Prosecco, but all our food was excellent and Well-presented. Would certainly re-visit or use regularly if we lived nearby.
I made resaveration on Open Table for a small wedding dinner for my friend. On our arrival the manager greeted us and congratulated my friend on her wedding. (which was very nice). We all have different taste buds, but we all found something on the menu that was pleasing to each of us. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Will recommend La Defense to all my friends. -Kyle
We arrived during happy hour. The dining area surrounds the bar, so the noise level was pretty high. Lots of people enjoying Friday night. Food was excellent, but soup was lukewarm. Would go back for the food, maybe at a different time, or for drinks anytime.
We went on a Friday night around 10 pm so the music was loud and most people were drinking. Service was not very good at first but then the waiter realized we were waiting on him and he was very apologetic and sweet, and even offered us cocktails on the house. The food was great only the sauce with the scallops was ridiculously salty. The pistachio crusted salmon was delicious along with the apple tart, which comes with some ice cream. I'm sure if we went during a quieter hour the service, ambiance and music level would be much more appropriate.
Great place, but with two major drawbacks the night that I went.
1. There was a DJ whose music was FAR too loud and aggressive for the otherwise gentle ambiance. Any other type of performance would have fit in well.
2. The service was great, but my date and I were parched by the time we got out of there. Water pitchers for the tables would be welcome.
Service - While i was waiting on my friend, 3 different waiters walked by me without even looking at me for 15mins. Only once my friend arrived, they filled out our water glasses and asked if i wanted to drink something.
Food - I order the eggs benedicts which was definitely NOT that. No English muffin which eggs are supposed to be on. The ham was some hard bacon that broke into pieces when trying to eat it same as the "harsh brown", way over cooked/hard. Finally the Hollandaise sauce was not what they were serving, didn't taste anything like it.
We made reservations through Open Table and they had openings until 11. We chose 10 pm at La Defense after carefully considering a handful of restaurants in the area. When we showed up, they said they were already closed, even though they did see our reservations on the computer! If they wanted to close early then they should have updated their OpenTable account or at least called us and let us know! We went all the way there to be told they wouldn't serve us! How unprofessional! Probably will not give this place another try. Get it together, La Defense.
This is my second time at this establishment. Victor my server introduced me to the monthly pri-fixe menu. He says it changes monthly. It didn't wet my appetite to try it out. I went for what I had the first time around. The veggie burger with tomato, avocado and this tasty green sauce on this seeded bun. The sides were sweet potato fries and arugula salad. It was good just like the first time around. Victor my service friendly and attentive. Maybe next month I will see what April's pri-fixe menu brings and try something new.
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