Posts Tagged ‘byob’

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Keur N’Deye Closes!

October 25, 2007

As reported by Eater via Eating in Translation, Keur N’Deye has closed after 17 years of serving Senegalese food on Fulton Street.

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Abistro

October 17, 2007

I finally ate dinner at Abistro on Saturday night.  There are a number of praises to sing:

  • The restaurant will make nearly every dish with tofu upon request, providing vegetarians with the rare experience of Choice.
  • My tofu/couscous/peanut sauce dish was sublime (although, portions are haute-dining size, so either snack before or order more than one)
  • The acoustics of the room seemed just right.  Although it was a full house, I felt cozily enveloped in conversation with my two companions.
  • At the end of our meal, the host asked us to move to a small table to finish our wine, in order to make way for a larger party that had just arrived.  We obliged, and were rewarded with a complimentary bread pudding.  Well done on two counts, both the service and the dessert.

The cuisine at Abistro is unique and complex – I’ve heard it called French-Senegalese, which would seem to fit the bill.  Verdict: Highly Recommended.

Abistro
154 Carlton Ave.
at Myrtle
(718) 855-9455

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BYOB Restaurants in Fort Greene

September 24, 2007

Treat yourself and even a friend or two to a freakishly affordable dinner at one of the following BYOB restaurants in Fort Greene:

Keur N’ Deye
737 Fulton Street
Between South Elliot and South Portland
718-875-4937
Hearty Senegalese food — the menu is short but interesting, perfect for the cooler months of the year and a bottle of red.
Closest wine shop: The Greene Grape

Abistro
154 Carlton
@ Myrtle
718-855-9455
A French-African fusion of food in a pint-sized venue.
Closest wine shop: Thirst

Black Iris
228 Dekalb
@ Clermont
718-852-9800
Consistantly tasty Middle Eastern fare, plus some unusual pizzas.
Closest wine shop: Thirst

Zaytoons
472 Myrtle Avenue
@Washington
718-623-5522
Perhaps technically in Clinton Hill, this is another dependable Middle Eastern joint.
Closest wine shop: Thirst Gnarly

In addition, Little Piggy Market at Lafayette and South Elliot is currently BYOB, and it’s big brother next door, The Smoke Joint, will be BYO-wine until sometime in November, when they expect to secure their liquor license.

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