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85 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 797-5026
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Ranked #26 of 4,411 restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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86% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Bread is THE best this side of Paris. The crust has that perfect crunch and the inside is firm but soft. The brioche and croissants are delicious too. There are lots of other yummy deserts to be had too Merci

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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Can't wait for round two. I only get to the city 3 or 4 times a year and this is on my list if favorite stops. Amazing pichtachio macaroons and delicious cheesecake!

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Aldmondine is the real deal. Real French pastries. Great sandwiches (tho the vegetarian sandwich has been soggy lately). Great soup. It is a small place, lacking atmosphere, but it's great to eat in or take out to the park. I eat here regularly. Get here at 11:30 or 12:00 for the best sandwich selection--they run out and don't make more,... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I came here based on a friend's recommendation and sure enough their macarons did not disappoint. Almondine macarons are one of the best I've had in the NYC area. Perhaps not as good as Laduree's, but still one of the better bakeries. If you go all the way to Brooklyn, it would be a waste to not stop by.

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Brooklyn, NY
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I visit a lot and it's just the best. Can't say I've had better baguettes or croissants anywhere in Europe.

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262 reviews 262 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

This place is in a nice neighborough of Brooklyn. We were a hungry , we entered in the place and liked the sandwiches and the pastries, then we realized there were insects in the window and experienced the attitude of the owner. A nightmare ! we would rather have been in a Mac Donald. Never again! There are a lot... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Perfect place for breakfast and lunch, everything taste good.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Came across this place by accident when exploring the area one cold Sunday morning. I think the owner and patisserie chef must be French as the pastries are outstanding and remind me of the goodies I used to buy when living in France. There are a small number of tables available for you to eat at if you want to... More

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Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

We almost missed Almondine as it was tucked on a side street in DUMBO, but we were so glad that we stepped inside. The sandwiches, cakes and coffee were mouth-wateringly good. We tried a vegetable brioche, a ham, mustard & brie baguette plus two tarts (apricot & pear). Each item was superb. The only reason that I haven't given Almondine... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Small Bakery in Water? street Brooklyn. Dropped in here just after walking the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan on a Saturday morning . Pastries and croissants of real quality. I thought that Au Bon Pain were good (well compared to other chains anyway) but this place is a cut above. Lucky to get a seat. Go on have a coffee and... More

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