My GF and I have added this place to our rotation of nabe restos that we frequent often. I lived in France for 2 years and I can tell you they do a great job on the French/Alsatian classics. Try the french onion soup. Maybe the best I've ever had. We love the fireplace. Our waiter was part French and he knew the wines like a sommelier. I only gave 4 stars for ambiance because of the large screen TV over the bar. Pet peeve of ours, as we prefer to avoid all screens when eating, BUT I realize that this would NOT bother most. Having said that, it's a very nice bar. We can't wait to go during the warm months when you can sit on their terrace out front. The nabe is so lovely right there. If you like french food, I totally recommend this place.
Fantastic onion soup. I really enjoyed my tartine which is Alsatian pizza. Great wine list. Service was terrific.
La Cigogne is a welcoming Alsatian-style bistro with authentic tartes flambées and spaetzle specialties. It's a great place for a relaxed get together -- their staff won't rush you. La Cigogne's menu offerings are high quality, and the restaurant offers excellent value for your money. The open fire was welcoming in January, when we visited. In summer, the al fresco tables on La Cigogne's street-side deck are reported by our Brooklyn-based family members to be an excellent option.
The steak frites was tiny bit over cooked but still very tasty. The spätzle and the tarte flambee were absolutely delicious.
Food was great!!!
food tended to be under seasoned or over seasoned. nothing offensive, everything was just okay. maybe I was unlucky and they were understaffed (christmas day), but the service was all over the place - had to chase someone down for a drink, took a while to get an order in, made mistakes because of rushing (e.g. got same drink as before despite ordering something else), and food took ~20+ minutes to come out for both courses.
really wanted to like the place because the vibe was there - chatty atmosphere, cool vibe (especially with the fireplace), good layout, but the service + food left me too annoyed to have a good time. good beer / drink prices. the bar was busy so probably could be a more fun scene there.
We definitely recommend this restaurant. Service is great, food is excellent and we could even feel a part of our Alsace there. We really enjoyed “la Cigogne”.
Food was terrific!!! Great atmosphere!!
Having recently spent a week in Alsace, I was delighted to hear of an Alsatian restaurant in my old Carroll Gardens neighborhood. The menu looked wonderful, but the food, service and ambiance was disappointing.
Cold uncomfortable metal seats and horrible acoustics- LOUD!- did not help. The 2 spatzle dishes were mediocre; salmon and French onion soup were good. Our order took a while to appear, after another table's order mistakenly came to us.
Part of the problem seemed to be that a new runner was in training.
I will try again mid-week when it's less busy.
Excellent, started with the onion soup, then large bowl of mussels which I split then a steak.
Went many times always loved. Now it is terrible. Will never go back. So dissatisfied
Been meaning to try this place in my neighborhood for years went there and was pleasantly surprised. We sat by the fireplace and the food was excellent had a great time.
The food and drinks were amazing! Especially the “Morning High” cocktail...Definitely a neighborhood gem. Will definitely return for the food,drinks and ambience... the only thing that was lacking was the service! But all in all it was a great dinner!
Several items we wanted to order were not available. We were told the restaurant had run out of the items but we were not informed before choosing our selections. Noise level was high due to a family with several children who were running around the restaurant. Very disappointed with this dining experience. Had been here for lunch before and enjoyed it that is why we tried dinner. Doubt I will return.
worst service - spoke w them twice beforehand to let them know it was my wife's birthday -- you would have thought they didn't know we were even at the restaurant.
Terrrific Cobble Hill spot with great service and interesting Alsatian specialties.. good over and over again on multiple visits...Damian runs a terrific local spot with outdoor seating on good days and a fireplace for the wet winter nights...
AMazing place, food was great and so was the service. We will be back
The service was all over the place and the food took a very long time to come out. We ordered the scallops first and they were completely lackluster. We love scallops usually, but these were almost FLAVORLESS! The Nemrod spatzle was delicious - if you are patient enough to wait for it. Also, when we finished our drinks (while waiting for our food to come out) it was quite difficult to get our waiter's attention for a refill - and the restaurant wasn't even full! Disappointing and overpriced.
I've enjoyed La Cigogne before but at my last visit, the food prep was definitely off.
We had a lovely dinner with my wife on their outdoor deck. Service was very attentive and professional. I would recommend the tarte flambees champignons with truffle oil and camembert and their steak au poivre!!! Excellent wines from the Alsace region. Will be back to cozy up by the fireplace.
Very cute place! We sat by the fire place and couldnt enjoy more our steak frites and spatzles! Service was on point and very friendly. We ll be back!
When you go to a French-Alsace restaurant and you are greeted by two French guys who work there you know you are in the right place. I ate here with my parents for brunch and it was excellent. There are a dozen or so egg options, plus healthier options like yogurt and fruits. Service was excellent from our Strasbourgh natice waiter. I’ll be definetly going back for dinner.
Great, quaint little place beside Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn. We went for brunch and really enjoyed out time. This place is great for groups, dates and get together. Food was delicious and their cappuccino was great! Great place for Brunch!
Cute little French eatery in Carroll Gardens. Good food, nice atmosphere, and charming wait staff. Went here for a date night on vacation to see my fiance and we both enjoyed the food and had a good time! Prices are decent too!💖💕😉👍
Romantic place great food... people amazing I do recommend anyone to go and ask for felipe III.
We very much enjoyed visiting. My girlfriend is from the Alsace region and I have spent a lot of time in the region. The food was just like being back home.
We highly recommend spending a meal here.
Horrible service disaster place dot go ever.
Food never came it's mediocrity
Waiters were really nice and all French : perfect !!! The place is really nice. Nice French restaurant !! Perfect to celebrate. Merci, I will come back again and recommend it !
Very very spotty service and very disorganized. No one seemed to run the restaurant. Once we manage to get some attention, the food was decent but hardly from Alsace.
My fiance brunched at La Cigogne last Sunday and had a thoroughly pleasant experience! The restaurant front opens onto a raised deck that allows for alfresco dining, and there was enough sunlight to permit dining outside, which allowed for great people watching. The restaurant's menu is Alsatian, and deviates from the rote brunch options of eggs benny, kale salad and pancakes in favor of traditional French/Alps fare cooked extremely well. In a testament to the chef's skill, the scrambled eggs I ordered were some of the most pillowy soft, decadent and perfectly cooked I've had in recent memory. Interesting cocktail list, and the orange juice was fresh-squeezed. We would return!
The restaurant is this casual yet chic place. The ambiance is great although a little too dark, however the darkness can make one's dinner experience more energetic and lively. The service there is great and the waiters are extremely patient and helpful. This place is absolutely perfect for an anniversary or, like me, a night out with the girls. Plus for the foodies (like me) it seems like there is always something new to discover... all in all, "La Cigogne" is a must go.
excellent service, good food. Would like to come back for a brunch
Spaetzle is very good, but don't come here looking for anything else "authentic". Cheese plate described as Camembert and Comte was more like cheap Brie and Monterrey jack. Table (most from France) ordered plenty and nearly everything fell flat. Service was slow, inattentive, and unknowledgeable. Looking for something to eat in the area? Then it's an okay choice. Otherwise stay away.
This is our third time dining at the restaurant, and everytime the food was great. Love their cocktails and especially the fireplace. So cozy and warm on a cold winter's day in Brooklyn!
Wonderful service, kind people, chill vibe, great food. I had the croque madame for brunch, it was wonderful. The ambiance is great, very cozy with a fireplace on one end of the room, and big windows - great for people watching - on the other. Food focuses on general French fare and Strasbourg-regional options as well. I loved this place and would highly recommend it.
Need to shape up the food quality. We were all pretty disappointed.
Had a lovely family brunch with little kids. Great menu with lots of yummy Alsatian options but plenty of other choices too. Our server was friendly and solicitous. Loved sitting near the fireplace!
Food was great! Cocktails perfect! Ambience so comfortable
Fire was blazing and the patio was open
Something for everyone
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!