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French >Lou Lou
222 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120540.689265 -73.970458
Neighborhoods: Fort Greene
Family Style.. – Excellent! Excellent food, Excellent service, Excellent atmosphere, Excellent crowd - old, young, multi ethnic, not the too cool, too hip crowd, more like the crowd that looks like the beautiful people of NY but act more like they don't really know it. We shared the salade maison, The soupe a l'Oignon and the steak frites and a couple of glasses of wine. Bill came to $100-150, not cheap but it was outstanding!
C'est Magnifique! – Lou Lou is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Brooklyn. My husband and I dine there at least once every week because the food is the delicious, the service is friendly and the atmosphere is perfect. I often meet my friends and take my out-of-town guest here for brunch. The french toast is unbelieveable! I can't recommend it enough. Brunch or dinner this place is a French masterpiece
AVOID!!! – AVOID AT ALL COST! Attracted by the "Brittany menu", we walked in today for brunch. The galettes were advertised being made from buckwheat which is rare enough in NY so why not? We were seated in the cramped garden area to our request. Tap water was brought in without asking if we wanted any bottled one, with glasses that actually were recycled jam jars...The whole experience was adamantly unprofessional, from the inexperienced waiter totally messing up our drink order (for just 2 people!), to the "galettes", not made from buckwheat at all but your regular flour,and did not look like anything from Brittany. We could not wait to get out! Service was poor at best. They were all walking around with a bland look on their faces, absolutely unfriendly and incompetent. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY THERE! So, so not worth it. But check out the flea market, great fun! With 2 cool guys selling GREAT popsicles, like watermelon/cucumber. Fun.
Good food, cozy spot – We were seated promptly on a Saturday night without reservations in the garden. The food was great, the atmosphere was comfy , and the service friendly . What else is there to say?
Good food with locals – Yesterday, DJs Bobbito and Rich Medina gave a free concert at Ft Greene Park, afterwards my friends and I went to restaurant row on DeKalb. I've been to Lou Lou's for brunch but not dinner, so we tried it and bumped into DJ Bobbito, Rosie Perez, Annabella Sciorra and friends who had come there as well. My lambburger was superb, so was the salmon and the chicken. The wait staff were not preoccupied by the celebs and we were well taken care of. I would definitely reccomend.
User review by spoks – each time i dined at lou lou's was a pleasant experience. excellent service and food is yum
A little slice of Brittany in Ft Greene – Step into Loulou's with its weathered white and blue wood furniture and nautical touches, and feel transported to a quaint restaurant in Brittany. Lunch & brunch offer a large variety of sweet and savory crepes - a specialty of the region - like wild mushroom, or ham, cheese, and egg. Dinner is more substantial, with duck confit salad, mussels, and quite a few seafood offerings. There's also a lovely garden in the back, perfect for the warmer months.
Always Charming, Tasty, and Friendly – We've been consistent guests of Lou Lou almost since it opened, and have returned because the service and food quality have been very good and very consistent. The atmosphere is genuinely "neighborhood bistro" where the management gets to know its patrons. The food is always very tasty and tastefully prepared, with a well mannered staff that generously attends to your needs. Lou Lou's sister resturant in Park Slope (Cocotte) is also recommended.
Very nice – We're new to the neighborhood and happened to stumble in on a Thursday when they were offering two entrees for the price of one. The salmon tartare was excellent, and although I played it safe with steak frites, I tasted some other very good entrees at the table. The chocolate banana crepe is highly recommended. I can't wait until they open up the outside seating in back and start offering dinner and a movie.
the great depression hits Lou Lou – My first meal was so good that I thought I had died and gone to heaven. My last meal left us all so hungry and dissatisfied (after a 3-course meal nonetheless) we had to go next door for some pizza. Unfortunately this was not an isolated event but rather the end of an ongoing saga of bad experiences at my once favorite restaurant. The service has been going downhill. When the menu says scallops and what you get is one miserable scallop, that ain't right. Or when your food is "accompanied" by potatoes, you should not have the urge to eat your plate to satisfy you hunger. If the crepe comes with salad, I assume that is not refering to the three leaves that garnished my plate - or at least it didn't used to prior to Lou Lou's depression days.
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