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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.

1451 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
African, French

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast:

Daily: 9:00am - 4:00pm


Brunch:

Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm


Lunch:

Daily: 9:00am - 4:00pm


Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Park Pl.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(929) 234-2543

Website:
http://www.caferuedix.com/

Entertainment:
Local DJs playing everything from vintage african disco, afro-beat, reggae, and classic tunes.

Catering:
Let us cater your next party or event!

Public Transit:
2,3,4,5 to Franklin Ave or S train to Park Pl.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Cafe Rue Dix Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (78)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Romantic (30)
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Good for Groups (23)
Great for Brunch (21)
Great for Lunch (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Good for a Date (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Spicy (7)
Casual (6)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Delicious food, tight space, restaurant was friendly,

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

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

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I wanted to leave this blank but couldn't, very nice restaurant though!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Delicious!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Had so much fun. Food had a very authentic African flavor, this made us very sentimental. Staff is super friendly.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

It was my first time trying Senegalese food and it was amazing. We will be coming here again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Excellent everything! Great food and vibe - food was flavorful and delicious cocktails. Would be guys in the summer, as it looks like the sides of the restaurant open up!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed the appetizers a little more than actual meal. It was very cold in the restaurant making it difficult to enjoy the time there. Food taste was ok but I'm not sure if I would choose this location again to dine

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The food was absolutely amazing and the service was impeccable!

Tags: Romantic, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Had an amazing time here the other night! Will definitely be going back soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2016

The options and food were okay. I had the vegetable sandwich and it was kind of greasy. The salad that it came with was also very soggy. My friend had the salmon and said it was over cooked. Overall, I didn't really enjoy my food as much as I had hoped.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2016

Very nice atmosphere. Waiter was nice. I went with a party of 4 and we all agreed the food was great! Would definitely come again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2016

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!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 26, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2016

This place has a great vibe and good food. Our favorite dishes were the spring rolls and the lamb dibi. I was expecting more octopus on the octopus salad - it was more of a mixed salad topped with octopus. Drinks were interesting and reasonable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2016

Salad served with entree and as well overseeing with few beets. Busers were indiscriminate when taking dishes from table. Offered a warm Guinness

Meat was grizzly and fatty

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2016

The food is delicious, different and well priced. If you don't want it too spicy, let them know. There are even excellent choices for vegans. The restaurant has a sophisticated African flair. Get there early and check out the clothes in the shop next door.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2016

We love this place. Delicious Food and very friendly service. Highly recommend the theibou jen and branzino. Calamari app is a generous portion. Just beware that many of the options on the menu are spicy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2015

A very pleasant surprise. I've passed this place a hundred times and never paid attention. The food was great & the prices were reasonable. Will definitely go again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2015

Great service, great food. My wife and I love Senegalese food and this is one of the best places we've ever eaten. The ambiance is great for a romantic evening but works for a larger group setting.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2015

It's always hit and miss here. My last time there, burger was over cooked, the tomato was mealy and they ran out of proseco on Sun.

Love the idea of this neighborhood place. Just wish there was better Managment taking charges

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2015

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2015

Nice atmosphere.. Intimate setting, with a great vibe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2015

Hits the spot for weekend brunch at a charmingly raffish neighborhood bistro. Sweet.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, great service, very tasty and reasonably priced food - will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Ambiance was warm and welcoming the staff were engaging and eager to please. The menu was interesting and delicious. We'd definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2014

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Raum Hamburg)·Dined on October 22, 2014

Had little expectations coming in but it was my favourite restaurant in the area during my stay. I had the local dish Thabou Jen, which I can really recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2014

Fabulous dinner destination after the Brooklyn Museum. Fantastic Happy Hour before 7PM! Wonderful food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2014

We had a lovely table outside. Great server, amazing food. I recommend the branzino.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2014

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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