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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
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
La Cigogne Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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