|Le Gamin Cafe|
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New to Greenpoint in late 2010, this lovely French café is already getting plenty of local traffic. The atmosphere is warm and cozy with the charm of tin ceilings and worn walls, and a classic French menu to boot. While the service started off slow, things are up and running more smoothly now, and you will find the servers quite friendly and quick.Review By: Sara Bartley
While the meats are splendid, (try the ‘Souris D'Agneau Au Porto,’ a lamb shank braised in a port wine sauce, $19) the only filling vegetarian option is the ‘Oignon Et Brie’ sandwich, which is rather simple for its $9 pricetag (carmelized onions & brie cheese, as the name suggests), or choose from a list of toppings to put on a delicious crepe ($9). You can choose three fillings out of: Swiss, goat cheese, mozzarella, brie, ham, Merguez (mutton sausage), chicken, smoked salmon, caramelized onions, mushrooms, leeks confit, ratatouille, fresh baby spinach or tomato concassee. The crepes are a definite staple here, and definitely the most affordable.
If you eat seafood, you’ve come to the right spot. The ‘Papillotte Style Bouillabaisse’(assorted fish, mussels, clams, vegetables steamed in a saffron broth; $22) is amazing, or if you want a smaller plate, just try the ‘Moules Mariniere’ (mussels steamed in a white wine sauce with shallots, herbs and french fries; $14). You may have also seen the Le Gamin Mobile, which provides mobile catering of this fine French cuisine. Bring your own bottle of wine if you like—they do not serve alcohol as yet. This is the perfect place to meet with friends or go solo and daydream while sipping a Cafè Au Lait.
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