Posts Tagged ‘byob’


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.



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.

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


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
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

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

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

472 Myrtle Avenue
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.