As the duo behind former hot spots Frederick's Downtown, Jour et Nuit, and Lemon, Frederick Lesort and Antoine Blech know a thing or two about creating internationally influenced restaurants. With Opia, the pair brings together the urbanity of Paris with New York City's nonchalance for a unique dining experience.
A Look Inside
Dark hardwood swathes the restaurant's 4,000-square-foot opulent interior, which features burgundy seating. These rich hues contrast with the balconies' glittering views of the city. Though the backdrop is sumptuous, the vibe is laid-back. Fodor's called the design "drop-dead gorgeous" before saying "Opia is ideal for couples in full-on infatuation or spouses hoping to remember the wine-and-roses days before the kids."
French Cuisine with a Global Slant
Classic French cuisine, such as beef bourguignon and chicken paillard, headlines the menu. The chefs add a global touch to other dishes, including the Couscous Royal, which features lamb chops and merguez, and the sashimi appetizer served with soy-yuzu dressing.
Bubbling cauldrons fill the tables at Taureau, sending up a bouquet of scents that mixes simmering cheese blends, deluxe chocolate at its melting point, and oil that adds a crispy layer to marinated meats. These smells, and the flavors that they represent, were enough to entice the staffers at Zagat, who gave the spot a coveted 27 out of 30 for their molten entrees. During each outing, diners skewer everything from carrots, strawberries and marshmallows to pork tenderloin and filet mignon before sending them deep into the tableside fondue vats. The decadent feast caters to the tastes of both vegetarians and clients with food allergies, and every portion comes with chunks of fresh bread and field green salads. Meals unfold within the romantic confines of Taureau’s BYOB dining room, which is a favorite setting for occasions ranging from first dates to intense interrogations of criminal gingerbread men.
Located in Crepe N Tearia, Crepe N Tearia's crepes have a gooey inside and crisp outside.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Crepe N Tearia is come-as-you-are.
Catering services are also available.
Crepe N Tearia patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the Austin St location.
It's strictly cash-only at Crepe N Tearia, so make a trip to the ATM first.
Give your breakfast or dessert a French twist when you sit down to a savory crepe from Crepe N Tearia.
Travel to France without leaving town — Chez Oskar's rave reviews will leave you licking your plate clean.
The menu at Chez Oskar is loaded with gluten-free and low-fat options.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Chez Oskar for easy seating.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Chez Oskar's outdoor patio.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Chez Oskar, so dress for comfort when you come.
If dining out is not on the agenda, this restaurant offers delivery and pickup, too.
Drivers will be surprised by the number of street parking spots available near Chez Oskar.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
With food so tasty, you'll want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here...and you can go right ahead as Chez Oskar serves three meals a day.
For French food aficionados, Chez Oskar will become a new favorite and will surely impress.
So when you're looking for some French cuisine to help you travel to France, no place's food evokes the spirit of Paris quite like Chez Oskar.
For good eats and good times in Brooklyn, dine at Cafe Luluc.
Those who follow the vegan lifestyle will love the creative menu at Cafe Luluc.
Be sure to take advantage of Cafe Luluc's BYOB policy and bring along your own beer or wine.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at Cafe Luluc with their charming outdoor seating.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Cafe Luluc, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at Cafe Luluc's Smith St residence.
Public transit is located within walking distance of Cafe Luluc, with stops at Bergen St. (F, G), Carroll St. (F, G), and Hoyt - Schermerhorn Sts (A, C, G).
Cafe Luluc offers various parking options, including bike parking.
A typical meal at Cafe Luluc will set you back less than $30.
A cash-only venue, visitors should consider their bank accounts beforehand.
The restaurant is known for its showstopper brunch, but they also offer lunch and dinner.
Home to fresh breads and rich stews, French cuisine is served at Le Barricou, a delightful restaurant tucked away in the Williamsburg pocket of Brooklyn.
A healthy lifestyle starts with the food you eat, and Le Barricou is creating innovative healthy meals.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Le Barricou caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Le Barricou's outdoor patio.
Reservations are not accepted at Le Barricou, so you may encounter a crowd during rush hours.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Le Barricou patrons come in casual attire.
Grab your food and chow down when you're ready with the restaurant's carryout and delivery options.
Through their catering service, Le Barricou can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Don't fuss with street parking. We've got some parking available.
Take advantage of quick and reliable public transit options, including Metropolitan Ave. (G), Lorimer St. (L), and Hewes St. (J, M).
Cyclists are in luck. Le Barricou provides bike parking.
Taste the greatness Le Barricou is serving up with meals around $30.
Brunch is the house specialty at Le Barricou, though you can also stop by for lunch and dinner.
Isn't it about time you scheduled a visit to Le Barricou's French restaurant in Brooklyn?