One of the great simple pleasures of traveling abroad is stumbling across a restaurant frequented by locals, followed closely by bathing in gelato and loudly explaining why everything in America is better. Replicate that feeling with today’s Groupon to Autour du Monde in Clinton Hill. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of dinner.
- For $8, you get $16 worth of brunch.
Autour du Monde takes its name from the world travels of its founders, who reflect their wanderlust in the restaurant’s subdued purple accents and vintage globes. These international inspirations also inform the dinner menu, which transforms seasonal ingredients into hearty appetizers such as butternut squash soup with pumpkin-seed oil ($7). Duck and lamb entrees such as the duck breast in blood-orange reduction ($20) dazzle adventurous taste buds with more color choices than a jumbo box of crayons inside a jumbo bag of jellybeans. Omnivores, meanwhile, can dig into a double filet of boneless trout served with quinoa and cumin carrots ($20) while admiring the way the sconce lighting’s refracted halos play upon the violet and marigold walls.
Mad meal scientists, on the other hand, can combine the awesome powers of breakfast and lunch with Autour du Monde’s sweet and savory brunch menu. The restaurant’s take on eggs benedict served in a mini brioche with sautéed spinach, tomato hollandaise sauce, and a side of home fries ($9.50) is best when chased by a mimosa, rather than an unseen nightmare creature. Sweet teeth can stuff grateful bellies with Nutella-stuffed crepes ($5) or lunch on leaves with the frisee salad, featuring turkey bacon, poached egg, avocado, and yogurt dressing ($9). Leaving Autour du Monde for the nearby Brooklyn Flea Market, diners will feel as though they’ve explored a new country minus the hassle of bringing six potted flowers through customs.
The New York Times featured Autour du Monde. More than 35 Yelpers give the restaurant a four-star average, and 85% of Urbanspooners like it. Six Citysearchers give Autour du Monde an average five-star rating.
- Actually, having the owner serve us humbled the upscale French restaurant, giving it more of a homey, neighborhood feel. Autour du Monde would be a fine place to have dinner on a whim — or to drop into for a glass of wine. – Linnea Covington, New York Times
- I can always count on Autour du Monde for a lovely meal and relaxing evening. – Nena G., Yelp, 3/15/10
860 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, New York 11238Get Directions