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Dining room - La Defense, Brooklyn, NY

La Defense

4.1
4.1
143 Reviews
$30 and under
French

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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:00am Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday & sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Phone number
    (718) 855-4200
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • 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: (646) 239-5666
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Brooklyn
  • Cross street
    Bridge St.
  • Parking details
    A, C, F, R to Jay St.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 143 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.4Value

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143 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Met a friend here for a business meeting. We had a nice brunch and ample time to talk through our agenda. Good, strong coffee. :)

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  2. Shopgirl3

    New York City

    67 reviews

    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is mediocre. Service about the same. What was truly annoying is that we split the bill using 2 credit cards. They got the math right on that. Yet the suggested tip was based upon the whole meal. So I tipped about 30% for a rather mediocre meal. Granted, I should have done the tip math for myself but it looked like it was done for me; not cool La Defense.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This is not a French restaurant.

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  4. DannyK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upon arriving it appeared that the restaurant did not have our reservation, but they quickly set up a spot for us (9 ppl). Our waiter was really attentive and patient with us. He provided exceptional service and took care of all that we ordered. At the end of the night he offered us an unexpected show that we would never forget. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you're looking for good food and high quality service.

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  5. dawn

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We can always count on a delicious meal, wonderful cocktails and beautiful wines. It's a great gathering place for our family spread across Brooklyn and Manhattan. Easy MetroTech access. Quiet evening neighborhood.

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  6. Loveablejohn

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently went there for lunch with a friend for my birthday. I am a wheelchair user and had access and sat comfortable at the table. The salad options were healthy my asparagus and grain salad with additional grilled salmon was delicious. The waiter and service were great. The birthday dessert "lemon tart" was nicely decorated.

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  7. JeffreyB

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a memorable experience at La Defense. The prices were excellent and portions very generous. Service was attentive and non-intrusive. I highly recommend this gem in downtown Brooklyn.

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  8. Alexa

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    What happened to this place? Where are the French waiters and bar tenders? I used to refer to this restaurant as a French bistro. Has something changed?

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  9. LaurentP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My main concerns: food took a LONG time to get served (35+ minutes on an almost empty restaurant), and one of the meals was cold.

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  10. smack

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely french restaurant. Good service and nice atmosphere.

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La Defense is rated 4.1 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for La Defense

2 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bridge St.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Brooklyn
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:00am Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday & sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    A, C, F, R to Jay St.
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (718) 855-4200
  • 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: (646) 239-5666
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