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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
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.
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.
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.
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. 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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