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About Cafe Rue Dix
Good people, good music, great food. French-Senegalese cafe, restaurant, and cocktail bar in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Daily: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Local DJs playing everything from vintage african disco, afro-beat, reggae, and classic tunes.
Let us cater your next party or event!
2,3,4,5 to Franklin Ave or S train to Park Pl.
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
Cafe Rue Dix Ratings and Reviews
Interesting place, good menu, good food but terrible service. The waitress did not tell us about the happy hour or explain anything on the menu, barely spoke actually. We tipped her generously because that's what you do but the bad service will keep me from going back.
can't believe it took me so long to sample this delicious spot. i had the branzino bc they were out of the thiebou. so tasty i didn't mind the bones. tuna app and the kale salad were also solid. ambiance was perfect. pro tip - ask for a side of the homemade hot sauce. proper senegalese style. will go back for the thiebou soon
A terrific experience at a warm, friendly, clean and energetic little spot. The service was amazing, the food was full of flavor. Our party of 4 had calimari, which was tender and properly prepared, empanadas (that hot sauce is indeed HOT) that were tasty and just the right bite, for starters. Two of us had mafe with couscous (tender beef in a seasoned sauce), one had the shrimp paperdelle, and one had poulet sandwich with side salad (get the hot sauce on the side). Everyone found their food fresh, clean, and flavorful. We shared a fruit crepe for dessert that was packed ful of cut up fresh and sweet fruit, served with a sweet thin cream. (The only complaint is that the chairs are uncomfortable for a long meal). We highly recommend this restaurant, and we will be back!
The restaurant was charming, but when we were there just as the sun was setting, there was nothing blocking the sun from our eyes and it was very uncomfortable. The food was inconsistent in terms of satisfaction. The hummus was made from basil or parsley rather than garbanzo beans and was not edible. The pasta was excellent but the lamb was very overcooked and was a poor cut of meat.
This quirky neighborhood place in Crown Heights met or exceeded all of our expectations. Both the setting and the food are full of character and personality. The quality of the food and attention to detail show demonstrate it is clearly a labor of love by the owners.
Our server was friendly and informative. I am a baby when it comes to spiciness, so she steered me clear of a few things. My friend on the other hand, loves spice, so she helped him in that direction. The menu is a little schizo as to the French-Senagalese food profiles (i.e. it includes items that are French, Senagelese, a questionable combo of both, straight-up Italian and kinda New American) but that also means it includes items for just about any taste. We stuck to the more traditional dishes, but one could easily have a pleasant bistro dinner and never touch the more interesting offerings. We started with the Senagalese Spring Rolls, which were awesome, and the beef empanada-like dish. Both were great and only spicy if you used the dipping sauce. The traditional fish stew and duck confit were delicious. The traditional lamb dish tasted great, but the cut of meat left something to be desired as it was run through with connective tissue which was a little gross and made it hard to cut. Overall though, we were very pleased.
Due to a failure to decide on any one interesting dessert, we decided on a kind of lowest common denominator option and got the molten chocolate cake with extra scoops of gelato. I feel like I've been eating that since 1997 at least but honestly, it was very well done.
This is exactly the kind of thing I like to see in any neighborhood, but especially CH (I live there). It feels really right and attracts a great mix of locals and adventurous others.
Café Rue Dix was a wonderful last minute find. One of the managers served my friend and I. We enjoyed the fried calamari with a delicious spicy, homemade guacamole as well as the goat cheese beet salad as appetizers. For dinner, we enjoyed the branzino grille as well as stewed lamb in a spicy peanut sauce. Both were tender and prepared well with flavor. We will definitely follow our nose to Café Rue Dix again.
This was my second time at this restaurant, and the first time it was amazing. The second time I made a reservation, and when I arrived with my guests, the staff looked annoyed and asked us to wait at the bar for 15 minutes. There were at least 4 empty tables, but it looked like they didn't want to sit anyone there, not sure why. They finally came over and let us sit at one of the empty tables. From there it was all downhill. The service was awful and seemed irritated that we were there and wanted to order. They didn't offer us a dessert menu, and seemed aggravated we asked for one. The food was ok - I ordered 'sea bass' and got branzino with the bones in and the fish head still on. I've seen this presentation before and it's fine, but I didn't expect it when ordering sea bass. It was extremely dark in the restaurant, so really hard to see the bones, let alone pick them out. It was just an overall terrible dinner and I would not go back.
Made a reservation, showed up to a full restaurant with at least a 45 minute wait, which I'm pretty sure is not the point of a reservation. Pretty annoying given the size of our party.
Ambiance seemed nice judging by the few minutes we waited in there. Only entered the other ratings because it would not let me submit this without it.
Had a very nice meal at Rue Dix last Saturday night! My wife and I were curious about this place ever since we tried a nearby restaurant Catfish. It definitely did NOT disappoint. I definitely recommend the whole fish. The kale salad was also excellent, as well as the fried octopus.
The food was good - more French and more granola hippie (lots of kale) than Senegalese. It also took a long time for the food to come out. When all our mains came out (we waited 20 min after we finished our apps), we asked for another side of fries. We finished our three mains and then waited another 15 before those fries came out.
Food was delicious, but the establishment is quite small. The music level combined with the mixture of loud conversations made it difficult at times to hear what our server was saying. My review would be different if it were possible to be more spaced out seating wise.
In search of an early breakfast in Brooklyn, this cozy corner bistro fit the bill perfectly. Fresh, delicious, served with a smile. Euro-Sengalese breakfast menu, our table tried every fragrant croissant fresh out of the oven, super yummy. Small corner restaurant within easy walking distance of Brooklyn Museum. Cozy space, adorned with geometric, earthy designs.
My mouth was singing with delicious flavors at the end of our meal. Not a good choice for picky eaters but a don't miss for true foodies. We started with the yummy Sengalese spring rolls . (at a reduced price during happy hour which lasts until 7 pm) and some unusual and delightful cocktails --Kale Hemingway if you like tart drinks and a sweetish, unusual and delicious red cocktail you should ask for if you like sweet drinks. We tried four different dishes--chicken stew (yassa guninar) , duck confit (served over scrumptious lentils and greens) , beef (maffi- a special with peanut sauce) and lamb (Dibi Senegal) . All were deliciously spiced. Note the beef was fatty, the chicken had lots of bones and the lamb "chop" was fine but a plebian cut with lots of little bones. Small inconveniences for authentic Sengalese cooking. The onion confit and coconut rice that accompanied most of the dishes were both delicious. At meal'send, cafe Tibou with subtle spices is highly recommended. The music was African and fantastic, the service gracious, well informed and helpful, the prices more than reasonable. The small, congenial dining room is draped with Sengalese fabrics and subtle lighting (we used the flashlight app on a smart phone for the menu and the bones). We happened to mention that we were celebrating a birthday and got a nice surprise at the end of the meal--special music and a very sparkly sparkler. Later, when we were home, we got a call from our waitress graciously and apologetically (!) informing us that we hadn't left enough money on the table to cover our bill (We drove over and settled up). I mention this, even though it is embarrassing, to illustrate just how incredibly pleasant everyone at this delightful restaurant is. We will be back to try their brunch which sounds great as well as their Wednesday night three course prix fixe menu which sounds wonderful as well.
On Fathers Day following a day at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens we looked for a walkable dinner spot. This restaurant popped up on the OT app. I doubt we'll ever go to Senegal but we came a little nearer here. Bistro style, World Cup on the TV, a nice mix of people and good change of pace food. My Branzini with plantains was nicely spiced. Veggie sandwiches for my daughters...salmon for my wife...all reports very positive.
At first it didn't seem to matter that we made a reservation. It also didn't seem to matter that we enetered the place at all, as our presence was just like any other Sunday evening customer searching for food I guess. I was hoping this would be romantic, but I blame myself for not doing sufficient research that would have led me to know otherwise. Anyway, fastforward to the food as this would be the primary reason for a visit. Tuna Tartare is a yes for an appetizer, and you MUST get the whole sea bass served with ripe plantains! That's all.
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