In Les Misérables II: Final Justice, Jean Valjean is arrested for committing an even greater crime against French law: applying margarine to another man’s mustache during dinner without asking first. Feast around the proper tableside etiquette of France with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of French fare and drinks at Bistro Café 72 in Brooklyn.
A red awning invites diners into Bistro Café 72, where a simple menu of French country fare sates Bay Ridge's neighborhood noshers. Inside the warm, candlelit atmosphere rests hearty, meat-centric dishes, which include magret de canard, a sliced duck breast in a cassis sauce ($18), and the steak frites standard, accompanied by butter "Maitre d'Hotel" fries ($18.50). Daily specials, like most schoolchildren's treatises on dodge-ball etiquette, are written elegantly on a chalkboard; each specialty dish comes preceded by an array of elegant appetizers, such as the homemade chef's country terrine ($7.50) or a raw-beef tartar with French cocktail sauce ($9). Whether from the menu or specials board, Bistro Café artfully arranges each meal on its plate, and all guests are encouraged to eat with a paintbrush.
7204 3rd Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11209Get Directions