The spot : Juliette
Location: 135 N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Instagramable: Yes, absolutely!
What we ate :
Michelle -Baked Egg (lentils, sausage poached egg, spinach) baked egg over-easy egg in a creamy tomato sauce with lentils and a couple of slices of sausage. (which i removed) Drink: Fresh Orange juice
Kela - Tartine's Croque-Monsieur croque-madame w/ egg added and a side of lamb sausage Drink: St.Germaine with Champagne
Share : Dutch Pancake (v). w/ lemon zest, blueberries & creme fraiche
Average wait time: We arrived right before brunch was finished so no wait time, but it could be 30-45 mins during the height of brunch rush.
Ambiance: French Bistro with a hint of garden chic ( think indoor romantic garden). dining room has romantic nooks, bistro seating and extravagant greenery and it is GORGEOUS!
Brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am to 4pm.
Review: On a brisk Saturday afternoon, I called up one of my favorite Brunchnista Kela Walker and twirled into Juliette for a quick weekly kiki over brunch. What drew us in was the ambiance, this French bistro truly transports you from Brooklyn to Paris in seconds. As for the food -I know this is a faux pas, but I usually ask the waiter what he/she would order and what is the most popular dish and make my decision from there. This line of questioning led me to the baked egg with lentils which I must say had great promise but ended up being just okay. Based on the description I thought it would be much more filling. I could have used more lentils in my dish which would have given it a less soupy consistency. The Dutch blueberry pancake was right up my alley not too sweet so that I could enjoy the natural flavors of lemon blueberry. Kela enjoyed her Tartine's Croque-Monsieur croque-madame with egg and lamb sausage, but was more impressed with her favorite cocktail champagne with St. Germaine, because as she informed me "brunch without alcohol is just a sad breakfast". Juliette is super instagramable so get ready to pull out your phone for a mini photo shoot! Of course that is exactly what Kela and I did after brunch, check the photos below.
Rating: 🍴🍴 out 🍴🍴🍴🍴🍴