Le Comptoir

Photo by Le Comptoir

Address: 251 Grand St. (Driggs Ave. & Roebling St.)

Link:  http://lecomptoirny.com/

Review: Brooklyn is full of really great restaurants and many of the top chefs in Manhattan are taking their talents across the East River, so in an attempt to get out of our Manhattan bubble we made the trip over to Williamsburg to try something new! Le Comptoir has a great atmosphere – an outdoor garden area, good music playing and a romantic/intimate vibe.  We tried a bunch of different dishes and were wowed by all of them. The warm goat cheese crostini, the steak tartare, the oysters and the soft shell crab (the special of the night) were all super fresh and perfectly executed.  The gnocchi with duck leg confit was out of this world, though it doesn’t seem to be on the menu anymore which is super disappointing. Hopefully the shrimp/bacon gnocchi is just as good.  The specialty cocktails were tasty but could’ve been a little stronger, the service was quick and friendly and they have an awesome dessert sundae.  Le Comptoir is definitely worth the hike to Brooklyn.  Note that it is cash only and somewhat of a hike from the L train so give yourself plenty of time to get there.

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