About La Cigogne
Located in the lovely neighborhood of Carroll Gardens, this new french restaurant offers specialties from the North east region of France, Alsace. You will be able to enjoy the most authentic Alsatian cuisine such as Tartes Flambées & Spaetzles. They also offer traditional french dishes including the soup a l'oignon gratinee, salad Nicoise & steak tartare.
Open everyday from 11am to 10pm Monday to Friday with no transition, as well serving a full brunch menu 10 am to 4 pm Saturday & Sunday
This restaurant provides a subtle accent to the elegant bistro décor. The lively bonhomie of the bar area warmly envelops guests as they enjoy a cocktail at the bar or dine leisurely while the chimes of clinking glasses and the Art Deco sconces in the dining room invoke the transporting ambiance of a bustling Bistro In the summer, enjoy an afternoon drink on the charming outdoor terrace while experiencing the spectacular urban sunsets and la joie de vivre.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00am
between Henry St & Clinton St
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
La Cigogne is located 5 blocks away from the train station Carroll St, Both F & G train stops there.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
La Cigogne Ratings and Reviews
Very cosy spot, my date and I loved sitt ...
Very cosy spot, my date and I loved sitting near the fireplace.
Went for valentine's day. While the food was overall good, I wasn't too impressed by the "Prix Fixe" they were enforcing on this particular day (your mileage will vary). Roasting an artichoke was creative but most of the outside leaves were predictably burnt. The risotto was good, but probably didn't have a place in the limited entrees on a $60 prix fixe. My entree was also cooling fast by the time I got it (it obviously waited a while for my date's entree to be ready) but still warm.
However the staff was very friendly and nice, and even offered us some free wine and a free desert at the end of the night! Everyone can have an off-day, and I'm very interested in the rest of their dining options (which weren't available on V-Day), so I might come back!
I was hoping this place would be great. ...
I was hoping this place would be great. The menu looked good and the neighborhood is great. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. But the place lacked substance. The food was completely mediocre. It was not very crowded on a Saturday night, every seat at the bar was empty, which should have been a sign of the food to come.
Accomodating, professional service, good ...
Accomodating, professional service, good food with unique Alsatian menu (French/German fusion), great cappuccinos and flourless chocolate cake. Cheeseboard and scallop app was delicious. Tarte flambee was great to share as an appetizer (2-3 people) or a light entree. The lighting was very dim and menu print small so it was difficult read. I noticed some people using the flash light on their smart phones. Aside from that we had an overall positive experience.
Food was good. Service was slow and sl ...
Food was good. Service was slow and sloppy. I don't think the servers are experienced enough to handle a brunch crowd. The location is quaint and the decor is charming. Has potential. Just needs a more discerning eye on service and food presentation.
i went to La Cigogne after going through ...
i went to La Cigogne after going through a number of review. It did not disappoint. The portions were healthy and good, we enjoyed our meal. The mussels were fantastic and different (try the beer ones). We will be back.
The service & kitchen are ultra slow. Th ...
The service & kitchen are ultra slow. They do some of the best eggs Benedict in Brooklyn, but nothing more.
The slow kitchen & lukewarm service is the norm (we've been a few times hoping things will change), but the last time really will be our last time here. We waited over an hour for our brunch with absolutely no apology from the staff or management. When I inquired what stage the process was at & could I pls cancel the order if it will take more than 10 more minutes, the Manager (Owner?) simply told me it was a busy day, but he'll find out, but then completly forgot about coming back to me. No apology, no feedback.
Other than the eggs Benedict everything else is very mediocre & the flammenkuche bland & tasteless. If you are looking for good French food this is certainly NOT the place to go.
With all the options available in Brooklyn, I wouldn't recommend this place.
I had the gluten free mushroom and bacon ...
I had the gluten free mushroom and bacon spatzles, it was fabulous. The cream brulee was the best I had in some time. We got there early so we had our choice of seating but when we left the place was much busier. I would definitely go back and recommend it to friends.
Mediocre experience. Restaurant was most ...
Mediocre experience. Restaurant was mostly empty yet service lacked urgency and attention. Highlight of evening was when waiter asked us after starters if we wanted something else although we had previously ordered main courses that never made it to the table. Can't understand such lack of attention and overall caring for clients. Food was lackluster. No flavor. Wouldn't recommend. Neighborhood has much better restaurants to try. Will not return.
Great food. Unapologetically terrible service.
I want to love this place. I can't. All three times I've been, the service has not only been awful, but also no one there seems to care. They are perpetually understaffed and when something goes wrong, no one even acknowledges it, must less apologizes, takes an item off the bill, or offers to buy a round of drinks. It's like the twilight zone of NYC dining experiences.
That said, the food is very good.
Good, But Slow
We enjoyed an early Mothers Day meal here, a first visit for all in our group. We had to wait for about 15 minutes after being on-time for our reservation, but were checked on regularly before being seated at a comfortable table. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful, but there was an air that the staff was feeling overwhelmed and disorganized. Everyone enjoyed the food, but everything took a long time to come out. We were there for nearly 2 hours, even though we only had appetizers and dinner with no drinks or dessert. This would be fine on a lingering date, but it felt too long for our group.
All in all, I would return for a date night but not in a group.
Birthday Celebration! Family visiting fr ...
Birthday Celebration! Family visiting from Spain, very accommodating and patience waiting while we translated the menu to them. Service was excellent, our waitress was extremely attentive! Food was delicious and reasonably priced.
Thought I was in France
Found the real Alsatian french food in Carroll Gardens.... tarte flambe Les Champignon was superb. We try to taste a different one each time from the list. Never disappointed.Portion is good to share. We were a family of five. Soup aL'Oignon Gratinee was perfectly done. Old style not salty not too much cheese.
Creative fresh salad was excellent. La Hamburger Strasbourgeoise on pretzel bun with brie was simply delicious. Am glad our daughter lives near this restaurant.
The food was tasteless. No salt or peppe ...
The food was tasteless. No salt or pepper. The classic French dish- wasn't French.the waiter was clooless They offered free deserts, for a screwup, but charged anyway. I ordered espresso but never got it
NOT WORTH IT
Great food--unique--not a menu I was loo ...
Great food--unique--not a menu I was looking forward to but went with friends and was very pleasantly surprised. Food was fresh and very tasty. Service was excellent. Noise level was higher than I prefer but similar to most local restaurants. Space was comfortable. Overall a unique restaurant menu that serves great food. Friends texted the following day, "I would like to go back to that restaurant!"
The roaring fireplace makes this place a great, cozy neighborhood find. Nice waitstaff and super accommodating. Good food overall - love the entree chicken with curry sauce. The spatzel is probably best to share, as it is very rich but delicious. Steak is good value but was a little bit dry. Would request that they do not bring food all at once. Otherwise, a great find. Would definitely recommend and will revisit.
Amazing ambiance with excellent food restaurant
Quiet, yet trendy spot with amazing ambiance ( fireplace makes its touch), excellent food, tasty drinks containing actual alcohol (unlike in many overrated places), perfect service ( attentive waiters, but not obsequious), came back and definitely will recommend
We shared a tuna tartar app which was ve ...
We shared a tuna tartar app which was very, very good but the steak left a lot to be desired. Very dry, completely bland - not at all what you would expect from a French restaurant. We dined on a Saturday night so the place was busy but our service was extremely slow. We waited 20 minutes just to have our table cleared and another 20 for our dessert to arrive. The table next to ours (same waiter) got their's right away. My husband ordered a cappuccino that he never got. The dessert which is usually the best part of the meal (banana and Nutella ) was extremely disappointing
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