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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $45
CUISINES
French
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Downtown Brooklyn
1.1 miles from Brooklyn Bridge
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Menu

LES SOUPES ET SALADES​​
Oysters plate
Chef choice of oysters 6/12 12.00 /24.00
Burrata
Roasted Pear, Burrata cheese and prosciutto
$13.50
Smoked Salmon
With toast and lemon herbs cream
$14.00
Soupe a L’Oignon
French onion soup
$10.00
Fish soupe
With croutons, swiss cheese and rouille
$12.00
Waldorf Salade
Mesclun salad with grapes, apple, walnuts, shave parmesan and sherry vinaigrette
$10.00
Foie Gras terrine
Served with toast and apricot and fig chutney
$16.00
Calamari
Sauted calamari with black beans sauce and sliced pear
$11.00
Goat Cheese Salad
Arugula salad, dry cranberries, sherry tomatoes, walnuts, sliced green apple, honey dressing and goat cheese toast
$12.50
LES ASSIETTES​​
Assiette De Charcuterie
Please ask your server for our daily meat selection
$20.00
Assiette De Fromages
Please ask your server for our daily cheese selection
$20.00
LES VIANDES​​
Black Angus hanger steak
With roots gratin, tomato confit and bue cheese or pepper sauce
$22.00
Le Boeuf Bourguignon
Classic beef Bourguignon with pearl onions, sauted mushroom and potatoes
$21.00
Roasted half chicken
With sauted leek and bacon cream
$19.95
Braised lamb shanks
With indian spice and hot vegetable couscous
$24.00
LD Cheese Burger
Choose your cheese and vegetable
$17.50
LES ACCOMPAGNEMENTS​​
Haricots Verts
$7.00
French Fries
$7.00
Mashed Potatoes
$7.00
Mixed vegetable
$7.00
LES POISSONS​​
Mussels and french fries
Tequila and chorizo sauce or Marinere, butter, white wine, thym and shallots
$18.00
Le Salmon
With vegetables julienne, romesco sauce and fried basil
$21.95
Assiette De La Mer
Fish​​ stew served with onions, leeks, carrots and tarragon
$22.00
Branzino in a banana leave with herbs, garlic and lemon
With yellow squash, baby spinach, zucchini in a cassolette
$23.00
VEGETARIAN​​
LD Garden Burger
Fresh veggie burger, avocado & bean sprouts on brioche bun
$14.00
Gnocchi in a tomato sauce
Served with pesto and tomato sauce
Small $10.00
Main course $16.00
Risotto of the day
$Market
House made ravioli of the day
$Market
DESSERTS​​
Pistachio Creme Brûlée
Custard topped w/ caramelized sugar
$8.00
Warm black chocolate cake
Lava chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream
$8.50
Red velvet cake
$8.00
Black chocolate mousse
$8.00
Warm Apple Crumble
With​​ vanilla ice cream
$8.50
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Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner, including the hanger steak, rib eye, and white fish. The appetizers and sides were great too. Good value.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Looking for a late breakfast we just missed out so decided to have an early lunch. The sandwiches were more than ample. Had to resort to using my knife and fork rather than my hands. Worth a visit day or night.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

La Defense was recommended to us by family members living in Brooklyn. One had lived in France for two years so his recommendation for a French restaurant carried some weight. From the aperitif to coffee & dessert was relaxed and delicious. Our meals were each...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Went here for brunch with a large group. Good food and a lovely atmosphere. Lots of space for us and the staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

The cappuccino was lukewarm. My ravioli dish was tiny. Bread was stale and cold. Few hours after lunch my friend had stomachache and had to go to the lavatory urgently. I was having stomachache as well. Never again.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Good food in a very well location in Brooklyn. We had a good glass of wine and two very delicious pastas. The appetizer with charcuterie was also great. I will come back, sure!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Reasonably priced food on offer in an unobtrusive ambient atmosphere. I had excellent Strip steak with frites and a ceasar salad with a glass of house red for a shade over twenty dollars, at lunch.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

La Defence is our go-to neighborhood French bistro. Run by the personable Victor, who has curated a nice, mid-priced wine list we like the Boeuf Bourguignon, Onion Gratinee soup and Steak and frites. The seasonal prix fixe is a good value usually terrific. A good...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

I’ve been to this place a few times now for brunch on Sundays. I really like the ambiance: in the summer you can eat outside and they have live music all year long. The food is good (Merguez is one of my favorite). Personnel is...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

We had brunch here on our recent trip to NYC. Service was a bit spotty but the food was lovely. Good value too

Date of visit: November 2017
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