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L'Antagoniste

4.8
285 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Dear Guests
Due to a Statewide mandate, we can only accept vaccinated costumers. We are saddened that this situation has worsened to this point. Please have your App ready!

Classic French fare in the heart of Bed-Stuy. For parties of twelve or more, please refer to our website for our three prix-fixe options.

Don't forget, we're open for Christmas and New Year's! They're some of our busiest days of the year, so book your table today!

BYOB and Poulet en Vessie every Monday, and Duck à la Presse every Sunday! Come experience these timeless French classics for yourself in a friendly neighborhood setting!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 285 people are saying
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James
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The mussels were very good. But then we received our croquettes. They were almost frozen in the middle. The steak which we ordered mid rare was very rare with no fat rendered. It was so incredibly chewy that I had to spit a bite out.

The service is great and the place looks nice inside. Seems like they probably fired their head chef or something so someone very inexperienced is cooking the food. If they charged half the price it might be a good spot for after work drinks and a chat.

CD
ChrisD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and fantastic food. Love this place.

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VadimS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service - nice and unobstruding

JC
JanetC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our Thanksgiving celebration. Great food and very welcoming service. Will make this our tradition.

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NaomiS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely space, super friendly service and delicious food! Very happy with our visit.

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disappointed
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! This is the best upscale restaurant in Brooklyn! Michelin-worthy!

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with delicious food. Took the waitress's advice and we had no regrets!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food were excellent..

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!

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Happyfoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

fantastic food at a hidden gem! Try the steak with cheese eclair - divine

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vipRoniM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French food. Frog legs and escargots, anyone?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a while since we’d been to L’Antagoniste, but we’ll be back again soon. The food was outstanding - classic, but modern and absolutely delicious - and the service was great too. It was the perfect way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the day we met.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Cannot wait to go again :)

DH
DavidH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here quite a few times before and it was always very good
This was our first time back post COVID and everything surpassed my previous experiences
The good was excellent and the ambiance is fantastic

CL
vipCarlL
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice neighborhood dining - with a European feel, well worth a visit

DK
DanaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice ambiance. I love the garden area in the back, it is so cute. Food is always really good and staff is nice. Couldn't ask for more. Nice wine selection too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

we made a reservation at 9:30 and the restaurant closed at 9:30. the waitress told us 2 of the items we wanted to get were sold out and to come earlier next time. our food was over cooked and rushed. nothing special. plenty of better places in the area.

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EricB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice relaxed farm to table vibe in my own backyard!

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vipdhenwood
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, generous portions, and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are you kidding me? This place is amazing. Food service ambiance the whole experience is phenomenal. I recommend it to everyone I know. Never disappoints and always a place I enjoy and look forward to going back to. The mussels are incredible! Everything about L’Antagoniste is outstanding.

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dekadaye
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was warm and attentive. The food was excellent. Will definitely be back!

AR
AuRevoir
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The hype was just hype. This restaurant is honestly beautiful, the lighting is perfect, and the backyard has romantic feels. Then there's the food and the service. Two words my friends, slow and cold. Our food was very slow to come out and when it did it was cold, and probably sitting somewhere for a while. Not worth the money, or the weird service of an awkward waiter. Oh, and this food would have been thrown into a Parisian alley if served at any authentique bistro.

Taking this platform to give Café Paulette in Fort Greene props for being delicious, consistent, well priced, and having a socially adjusted staff.

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MaxH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent French cuisine. You’d never expect a place like this to exist where it does.

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Criselis
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Antagoniste has never disappointed me; the food quality is great, the service is excellent, the plates are generous and super delicious, L'Antagoniste is a true Bed-Stuy gem.

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vipemilijalin
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck was truly amazingly good. The drinks were great and the wine list was both excellent and compassionately priced. We had a wonderful time.

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georgiaw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved everything about the evening. might have something to do with the fact that we have only been out on one date since the beginning of the pandemic, but whatever. food was on point, service was on point, setting was on point. lovely experience all together.

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Declan
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Backyard is beautiful and charming. Food was phenomenal and not overpriced for the quality. We had a delicious Pinot noir as well. Staff is always so kind.

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GregoryD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps the best steak tartare I've ever had, which the chef was nice enough to come out and talk to us about when I asked the server how they did it. Wonderfully fresh oysters. INCREDIBLE wine list loaded with reasonably-priced gems.
Lovely covered garden area. Felt like we were back in France !

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PaulaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katya is the best! She was such a wonderful host to us on such a special evening (I had just proposed to my partner). We will have to come back! Everything was wonderful.

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Leoeats
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Beautiful food. Great service. Good wines. Will return time and time again.

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NickS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious french food in a cute space! Definitely planning on going back.

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Izzy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was fantastic! Would highly recommend the steak tartare and the duck entrée. Not typically one for oysters either, but they were delightful.

Service on the other hand felt a bit disjointed; our server had a bit of an anxious energy even though the restaurant was relatively empty when we first came in, and we felt rushed at some points and then forgotten at others. We were celebrating a birthday and there was no acknowledgement of it, we had been sitting with dead entree plates for a while and then the check took a bit of time to receive as well.

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DixonC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

European chef opened a French restaurant in Bed Stuy 6 years ago. Real French style food. Best Steak Tartar ever. Must try

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem. It’s located in bed stuy on a nice quiet block. Service and food was beyond incredible. I will recommend to all that want amazing food with impeccable service! I will definitely visit again.

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JUSTIN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening all around. Food and service were perfect. Very thoughtful touches by the servers. It’s what neighborhood restaurants are all about. Recommend very highly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Our server wasn’t very friendly, but the food was yummy and prompt.

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Flaco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to L’Antagonist for our anniversary. They’ve received us with a champagne glass and a cozy table in their garden. Food a d drinks were great, service was awesome. Recommended for special occasions

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JessicaT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The brunch portions were small and the menu fairly limited. The burger was great and a very generous size, while the French toast and omelette were on the smaller size. The duck hash was a VERY small portion, had more caramelized onion then duck, and was extremely salty.

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vipRobert
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely covered garden with well-spaced tables, good food, attentive servers, a lovely brunch.

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vipJeffreyL
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch with a large party. Everybody loved their entrees, the covered outdoor setting was really nice, and the service could not have been better. A great experience.

FAQs

L'Antagoniste offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 966-5300.

L'Antagoniste is rated 4.8 stars by 285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.