Brunch is a meal, it exists. And, I’ve brunched at Juliette in Williamsburg before. But, I’ve yet to have dinner there, until now. This French cafe removes you from the grit of the city’s streets and puts you into a quaint and dynamic Parisian brasserie from the antique bar, to another room surrounded by live growing vines.
I can be somewhat indecisive, especially when I see a few items that I’d really like. So, I went for two appetizers as my meal. First, I got the Winter Kale Salad (honey crisp apples, roasted spaghetti squash, toasted hazelnuts and idiazabal cheese). Piled-high, this shredded kale salad was just delightful. Dressed in a delicate raspberry vinaigrette, all elements go together so nicely. The contrasting textures of the kale, the squash, and the big crunch of the apple and hazelnuts, make for a really dynamic salad.
Then, I had Salmon Tartare (cilantro ginger oil, serrano chile, greek yogurt, English cucumber, paddlefish caviar & gaufrette potatoes). This is a nice, generous portion which would be great to share for two as an appetizer, or, as a meal with another app. The tartare had a nice, mild quality with hints of the cilantro flavor. I will say, I could have used a bit of citrus flavor added as well, almost giving it a ceviche appeal. But, with the saltiness and crispness of the potato chips, it balances out the delicate flavor of the tartare.
Location: 135 North 5TH Street, Brooklyn
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, lunch is next.
Would I recommend it? Yes, especially when the weather warms up, they have rooftop seating.