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.
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.
Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
La Cigogne Ratings and Reviews
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
Nice neighborhood restaurant, but the me ...
Nice neighborhood restaurant, but the meat is a little overcooked (we were expecting it cooked French style, given that it's an Alsacien restaurant). The vegetarian dish was also a little bland (although granted the region it specializes in is not known for producing good vegetarian food).
First time here
But not my last time for sure. What a great find this restaurant is! My friend and I sat FOR HOURS and the staff, owner - everyone - could not be nicer or more generous with their time and space.
Food was really good. Try the melted camembert cheese - outstanding!
Definitely recommend this place to anyone going to Brooklyn - or better yet! Run to Brooklyn so you too can enjoy this wonderful place.
nice enough venue with.outdoor tables on cute st.
nice enough venue on a nice night, with outdoor tables in a cute 'hood. tartes flabees were ok but could have been crisper and needed olive oil- which we asked for. our spatzel dish was a bore but the green salad was good. server made a mistake but generously made up for it so... Main problem was the large screen TV on a dining room wall that was showing a movie and kept pulling my eyes away. why was that there? very dogs and babiy friendly
Good option for those who live nearby, b ...
Good option for those who live nearby, but not worth a trek. Salmon and burger were perfectly cooked to medium, but lacked flavor/seasoning. Could have made something tastier at home. However it's a nice atmosphere with a wonderful fireplace and the option to dine al fresco.
I had the grilled salmon. The flavor was ...
I had the grilled salmon. The flavor was tasty (mm m capers), but I wish it had a bit more punch. Satisfying, but not particularly memorable. And it was a tad overlooked. I would go back if I was in the neighborhood for sure!
NIce little French restaurant
This is a small French Bistro in the heart of Cobble HIll. Their menu is small but nice, look very appetizing and definitely very French! . I asked for the pistachio crusted salmon which was nicely presented. The only thing I was a little disappointed about was that I asked for my salmon to be cooked "medium" and it came cooked well done. The waiter didn't even asked me how I wanted it and when I told him I wanted it medium he seemed a little surprised. Otherwise, our bottle of Bordeaux was delightful and the food was good. Still, I will go back! Service was great!
Lovely place and excellent service.
Lovely place WITH A FIREPLACE (extra bonus). Service is great; courteous, gentle, patient, accommodating. Alsatian food (which I guess is Northern French) so mussels, frites, French Onion soup, Nicoise salad... I had Nicoise salad with fresh tuna which was great. They give you a few pieces of toasted french bread at the table which was also great. My friend had Spaetzle which I tried - vey good but small portion.
Nice First Time Experience
A lovely neighborhood spot - great wine list/cocktails - very pleasant/accommodating staff. My guests enjoyed their meal, I was the exception, I ordered the Gambrinus Spatzles, I have to say it was too mushy and pretty bland - the stew, the little of it, couldn't be appreciated as it was overpowered by the tasteless noodles. I will definitely return soon and try what looked like delicious salads and Tartes. .
Great French Place w/ Great Food
Read about this place in Eat NY, and had to try out. Made a reservation for an evening dinner with my girlfriend, and was taken away with the savory, mouth-watering food we tried. Even my girlfriend that is a very picky eater, and is not easily satisfied when it comes to food loved this small friendly spot in the Carroll Gardens nabe in Brooklyn.
The food took some time to come out, however, the owner Damien came to our table and apologized for the delay and gave us a round of drinks on the house. It was worth the wait. If you love Steak Tartare this is the place to have it. Cheese place was delicious, and the Tarte Flambees Tradionnelle was also great.
My girlfriend ordered the Obernai - cucumber, spicy drink made with sake, and was not to happy as there was not much sake put in. Damien took care of that for us and made his staff make the drink much stronger.
Definitely going back to try their brunch menu, that people rave about.
Quaint little Restaurant
The fact that this restaurant has a fireplace is pretty amazing to me. Chic ambiance and the food was amazing.
Both myself and my dining buddy had the egg noodles and we were both very happy with our choice. I had the noodles in a white cream sauce with lobster meat and scallops which was very tasty and cooked to perfection. I cannot remember what was in my friend's noodles but we both finished our dishes. They were so good.
Bummer for NYE.
I wasn't thrilled with this place on New Year's Eve. Perhaps that should be taken with a grain of salt—do restaurants usually stoop for this holiday? The prix fixe was overpriced for what it was. Steamed asparagus...? A boiled lobster...? The filet mignon was good but nothing special.
The waitstaff was polite and helpful, the only saving grace.
Frustrating that they seemed to take a dive for a holiday when loads of people are dining out.
A Happy Discovery
We first tried this local restaurant on a whim, because my husband happened to be at our front door when someone was placing flyers around the neighborhood. We received a warm welcome from the host, and friendly service from the staff. The food is Alsatian - French with a German flair - and delicious; and there's a nice wine and beer list. The decor is relaxed without being overly casual. There's indoor and outdoor seating, and a fireplace at the back. We were so pleased we took some friends there a few weeks later, and we had an equally enjoyable time.
Service is good at this spot that has seen many restaurants come and go. 2 out of 3 of us think this one will be short-lived, too, because the food is not particularly distinctive nor that true to Alsatian cuisine. The Tarte Flambee is a poor version of those I've eaten in Strasbourg, Ulm and even the Black Forest food truck, with what seems like steamed onions on top, and little browning. Spatzle with mushrooms were very rich, nicely chewy and better. The chicken-salmon-burger entrée offerings don't say "Alsace!", nor do the salads and most of the entrees. We had a nice Pinot Blanc at a good price.
Has a lot of potential
The restaurant is cozy and comfortable. Decor is classy and sexy. The waitstaff was just ok. We ordered French fries, a flatbread and a ceasar salad. Fries came out withing minutes but the rest of the food took a long time. Other tables that sat after us got their food much sooner and it was obvious the owner/manager saw us looking around that he went to the back and came out with our food instantly. Follow up to see if we needed anything was slow and would have made a big difference. Overall I will go back for the food and the atmosphere but it could have been a 5 star experience.
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