L'Antagoniste

4.6
209 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Cozy
  • Notable Wine List
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Farm-to-table, European
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Hours of operation
Monday-Saturday 5:30-11:00
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11:00AM-3:30PM
Sunday Dinner 5:30-10
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Phone number
(917) 966-5300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Bacle
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Private party facilities
Whether you’re looking to bring together your company, welcome a foreign delegation, or just gather family and friends in style, L’Antagoniste has exactly what you’re looking for! Party sizes can range from ten to fifty people, although certain exceptions can obviously be made.
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Private party contact
Amadeus Broger: (855) 728-6783
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Cross street
Hancock Street
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Public transit
Utica Ave A/C Train
Halsey J Train
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 209 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

As always, a perfect experience. We love L'Antagoniste!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We had brunch for 8 people, the service was good and the food was amazing. Everyone was happy with their meal.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Lovely service and beautiful food make this a must-try. The menu is on the smaller side, creative touches like dill sorbet on the salad make even classic dishes stand out.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Kitchen closed from 3-5:30pm, yet there were 3pm reservations available on Open Table which doesn't work; 2pm should be your latest afternoon reservation if you want a full menu -- did not arrive until 2:30pm and kitchen closed by desert. Otherwise outstanding, fresh, local food very well prepared.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in our neighborhood. All of the wait staff are knowledgable, friendly and fun. The food is simply wonderful, the wine list excellent and the atmosphere a delight.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Lets see some Black poets and writers on your mural wall like James Baldwin or the like !

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Awwsome as usual. Amadeus and his team never disappoint. Go and go often.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

What an incredible restaurant. The food, service, ambiance are amazing. A Manhattan top quality meal at 2/3's the price.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

L'Antagoniste remains one of our go to spots in the neighborhood. We go often and recently went for our 10th anniversary and found everything on point as always. Amadeus was on hand to chat with us and hand pick an amazing bottle of wine that was very reasonably priced. The perennial cheese souffle and new escargot appetizers were great, as were the steak frites and squab special. I'd highly recommend it to friends, foodies, and BK visitors alike.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our party of 5's second visit was Mother's Day. The Brunch menu had many options. I had the pheasant special with spring peas, we also ordered the duck hash, steak and eggs and a pork belly banh mi. Everything was delicious! Our first visit was on a Sunday to try their pressed duck. We are hooked!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Consistently inventive and delicious cooking

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Very welcoming-Staff went out of their way to explain things and offer suggestions and serve each course in a timely fashion

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The Poulet en Vessie was UH-mazing 😍

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Four of us went on a Monday. BYOB with NO corkage fee on Mondays!
But on to the food. We had two appetizers: the beef tartar was perfect and served with an egg yolk to be mixed in, served with thin sliced baguette toast brushed with oil. The cheese and charcuterie board was wonderful. Two types of pate, very good ham, three cheeses, pickles and walnuts, served with a more substantial dark bread. We also had a dozen oysters, two different varieties, served with classic mignonette and lemon. Only $1.50 each during happy hour!
We shared three entrees: the duck breast with kumquats and potato puree was a delicious twist on the classic duck a l'orange. Steak Frites was perfect. And (a special on Mondays only) we had Poulet en Vessie. A whole chicken cooked with sliced truffles under the skin, butter with herb, and (I think) cognac. The whole thing is encased, tied, and cooked (kind of like sous vide) in chicken stock. Presented to the table, the casing is opened tableside, then brought back into the kitchen to be cut up, with all the chicken juices (and everything else that went into it) turned into a gravy fortified with foie gras. I've never had anything like it. Unctuous, and a truly outstanding dish.
We shared four desserts, all of which were great. A pistachio parfait, a chocolate Baba, a meringue with mango sorbet, and a rhubarb tart with ice cream flavored with Turkish chile pepper! Amazing!
We all left, sated, smiling, and talking about when we'd go back again once the weather is warmer, so we could sit outside in the beautiful backyard garden.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

I came here yesterday and was so impressed I said the food was better than Per Se in Manhattan. So I came back the very next day and even better food. It was amazing! I can now say it was better than the French Laundry!!!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

This little place in Brooklyn is absolutely amazing !!!!!!! Forget Per se in Manhattan, this place is way better!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Amadeus and his team provide a first class taste of France in Bed-Stuy. An outstanding example of fine dining. Go and go often. Awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Was my wife birthday, they take care of all detail to make feel very special, the surprise pistacho cake was amazing. Love this place.

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1.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Seated late, food cooked improperly, incompetent waitstaff

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Really a terrific spot. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable and very friendly. A solid wine list with very low prices for the options listed. Can’t wait to get back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I love L'Antagonist, it is truly a gem in Bed-Stuy. We live around the block and I try to come whenever I can. The french cuisine is to die for and the service is unbeatable. Love LOVE LOVE this place.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food here is fantastic and they have an excellent wine list that can appeal to everyone!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

J'adore l'antagoniste!
The food was great. I wished that scallops were on the brunch menu but the steak and eggs was supreme.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our family of 11 went to dinner and it was delicious. Kelsey was our server and she was so excellent. Marcus, the sommelier, was fantastic. Great food, mussels were excellent, cassoulet delicious. All very good.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My date and I had a 9:15 p.m. reservation. When we arrived, the restaurant was lively and vibrant. Sarah, our server, was knowledgeable and helpful as we made our menu choices.
Both the striped sea bass and the seared scallops were delectable. Don't miss the souffle with sherbet as your starter. It was SPECTACULAR!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was wonderful. Had the pressed duck which you cannot get anywhere else. Great wine list.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

food and service here is great! Very nice ambiance, cant wait to eat in the yard when it gets warmer.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Exceptional experience. Can't recommend highly enough!

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Loved the BYOB night, foie gras was amazing, however the plats principaux fell a little short on taste, unfortuantely. Lovely spot and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

We celebrated a friend's 40th birthday here and we couldn't have been happier with the food, service and ambience. A lovely experience.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Friendly and attentive servers. Mussels were out of this world but eggs Benedict were just so-so; a delicate dish, it was marred by a topping that resembled beet hummus. Pain perdu was tasty but not kid friendly, and I still prefer the version served at the Ox Cart (formerly Pomme de Terre) in Ditmas Park. Also, the bathroom wallpaper’s totally worth a peek.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We already think this place is 5 stars and yet each time we come back we like it even more! The new sommelier was terrific and sat down with us after we finished our meal and pointed out different wines he particularly liked and thought we might want to try on future visits since we had asked questions and starting chatting wine with him. And as always the food and service was perfection!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I ordered the mussels appetizer and Escargot as an appetizer. The mussels were good but I didn't enjoy the escargot . They make it with pig feet sauce which I was curious about but not a good idea. As an entree, I ordered the scallops. They were delicious.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Entrees were very expensive. Wine list was great. There was a mouse in the restaurant and when he staff realized, they didn’t do anything about it, which was odd.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

L'Antagoniste is a charming corner restaurant with delicious food & excellent service provided by attentive waiters. Their menu really makes me want to go there again. They also do brunch!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

L'Antagoniste never ceases to WOW us. The Chef is outstanding. The staff is knowledgeable, energetic, warm and welcoming. L'Antagoniste is our favorite date night, celebratory dinner spot around. Ahmedeus is awesome!

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Always a great spot to bring Mom during the holidays. Usually service is quite good, this time the server was very well intended but forgetful. Definitely a fluke. We’re happy to keep go.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Extremely good food - passionate owner. Waitress was extremely attentive, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. She was passionate about each dish and provided special extra information and advice about each course.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food. Loved the decor. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

My partner and I feel so fortunate to be so close to lantagoniste. Always amazing service and food. Can't reccomend this restaurant enough. The christmas menu was wonderful!

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