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Cafe Lafayette

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99 S Portland Ave, Frnt, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1593
+1 718-858-6821
16:00 - 23:00
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I had a lovely al fresco late night dinner at this hospitable and unpretentious French bistro near the Harvey Theatre. No published wine list as the passionate wine-centric owner likes to surprise you with one of his carefully selected wines. Delicious and reasonable.

Thank Sacksovic
Brooklyn, NY
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

We loved it -- everybody loved it. It was a great go-to pre-BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) for a simple supper, good French specialties. The neighborhood is still in mourning, 3 months later.

Thank KatrinkaKateevus
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

This is my go to spot for date night. Very romantic. Very quaint. The staff is friendly and kind and most of all genuine. Summertime you can sit out in front and people watch while you sip on a glass of wine #brooklyngem

Thank Chrislinusa
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

Small. Friendly. No complaints. Coffee was hot and crepe was good. Reasonably priced. Mostly 20 somethings on dates. Did I mention small.

Thank Travel R
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

It was not my first time in Cafe Lafayette, I went there previously for lunch with a friend. Recently I went for dessert with my daughter. It is just divine. The atmosphere is just cozy, charming and makes you feel welcome. Like you are in a little cocoon outside the noisy world. I like to go there anytime I have... More 

Thank vlyneDelmas
Palmetto, Florida
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

This is the best French food I've had outside of Paris. It's cozy, unpretentious, charming, and they do everthing right. Eating here doesn't have to be a big affair- brunch or coffee is possible and it won't break the bank. I've been here half a dozen times and it's always been a wonderful experience. Well worth the trip to Ft.... More 

Thank sethreaux
Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stopped in here a couple of times for lunch on our trip to New York and had a great lunch both times. Really great burgers and such friendly service....we could have chatted to the staff for hours.

Thank Steven M
harrisonburg, virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Visited Cafe Lafayette on a Sunday afternoon with family members who have a wide range of both eating interests and limitations - and this cute little place in Fort Greene satisfied everyone! Friendly service was a nice plus, too. From the crepes and panini sandwiches to the Croque Madame and French Toast, every dish was attractive to see and delicious... More 

Thank hoyasaxa78
Palmetto, Florida
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

Like a cozy little spot you'd be lucky to happen upon in Paris- this is a delightful little place just off Fulton Street in Fort Green. The food is excellent, I think the staff are mostly (if not all) from France. They do it right. Great food and unpretentious. Not overpriced which is such a breath of fresh air in... More 

Thank sethreaux
New York
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165 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

Loved Cafe Lafayette! The ambience is lovely. Small and intimate. The food was terrific. And the price great!

Thank PatSnyder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Restaurant features
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 S Portland Ave, Frnt, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1593
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-858-6821

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?