Brief Review: Le Garage, Brooklyn

Stopped here with a friend for a late dinner recently. We limited our meal to 2 entrees, a shared dessert and a bottle of wine. The ambience was stylishly smart, befitting its Bushwick location. We ordered:
Roasted duck breast, kumquat chutney, sesame braised cabbage, honey
Hanger steak à la plancha, sautéed potatoes in duck fat, béarnaise
“Chardon”, chocolate cake, crème fraiche
The food was very tasty, exhibiting a mastery of authentic French cooking in the kitchen. Meats were tender and sauces had robust flavors without being overwhelming. The accompanying vegetables were also nicely prepared and complemented the meats. The service was friendly and accommodating. When we tasted the wine we ordered and found it unexciting, they allowed us to make another selection, recommended by our server, which proved to be much to our liking.

It’s a little pricey for a neighborhood place, but good French food always is. The food compares favorably with some of Manhattan’s better known French restaurants and compared to those, the prices here are quite reasonable.

Thanks for the report!

Its worth noting that the recipes come from the owner’s mother, who cooked at Le Mistral and South Park Cafe in San Francisco (Not sure when she’s there), and La Laiterie Sainte Clotilde, Le Sept/Quinze, Chez Graff and Le Café de Mars in Paris.

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