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Lou Lou - 19 Reviews - 222 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY - Family Style Dining Reviews - Phone (718) 246-0633

Lou Lou

222 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 246-0633
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Lou Lou is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Brooklyn. My husband and I dine there at least once every week because the food is the delicious, the service is friendly and...


The menu reads first class, but the food isn't. For a fairly expensive meal you should get tried and tested recipes, but they're not. Great ambience though, love the old wood deco...

Family Style.. 10/8/2008

Excellent! Excellent food, Excellent service, Excellent atmosphere, Excellent crowd - old, young, multi ethnic, not the too cool, too hip crowd, more like the crowd that looks like the beautiful people of NY but act more like they don't really know it. We shared the salade maison, The soupe a l'Oignon and the steak frites and a couple of glasses of wine. Bill came to $100-150, not cheap but it was outstanding! Pros: food,staff,ambiance more

C'est Magnifique! 8/1/2008

Lou Lou is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Brooklyn. My husband and I dine there at least once every week because the food is the delicious, the service is friendly and the atmosphere is perfect. I often meet my friends and take my out-of-town guest here for brunch. The french toast is unbelieveable! I can't recommend it enough. Brunch or dinner this place is a French masterpiece Pros: Food and service Cons: Non more

AVOID!!! 7/13/2008

AVOID AT ALL COST! Attracted by the ""Brittany menu"", we walked in today for brunch. The galettes were advertised being made from buckwheat which is rare enough in NY so why not? We were seated in the cramped garden area to our request. Tap water was brought in without asking if we wanted any bottled one, with glasses that actually were recycled jam jars...The whole experience was adamantly unprofessional, from the inexperienced waiter totally messing up our drink order (for just 2 people!), to the ""galettes"", not made from buckwheat at all but your regular flour,and did not look like anything from Brittany. We could not wait to get out! Service was poor at best. They were all walking around with a bland look on their faces, absolutely unfriendly and incompetent. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY THERE! So, so not worth it. But check out the flea market, great fun! With 2 cool guys selling GREAT popsicles, like watermelon/cucumber. Fun. Cons: Where to start?? more

Good food, cozy spot 9/16/2006

We were seated promptly on a Saturday night without reservations in the garden. The food was great, the atmosphere was comfy , and the service friendly . What else is there to say? more

Good food with locals 7/18/2006

Yesterday, DJs Bobbito and Rich Medina gave a free concert at Ft Greene Park, afterwards my friends and I went to restaurant row on DeKalb. I've been to Lou Lou's for brunch but not dinner, so we tried it and bumped into DJ Bobbito, Rosie Perez, Annabella Sciorra and friends who had come there as well. My lambburger was superb, so was the salmon and the chicken. The wait staff were not preoccupied by the celebs and we were well taken care of. I would definitely reccomend. Pros: Good food Cons: Tight seating more

User review by spoks 2/28/2006

each time i dined at lou lou's was a pleasant experience. excellent service and food is yum more

A little slice of Brittany in Ft Greene 2/8/2006

Step into Loulou's with its weathered white and blue wood furniture and nautical touches, and feel transported to a quaint restaurant in Brittany. Lunch & brunch offer a large variety of sweet and savory crepes - a specialty of the region - like wild mushroom, or ham, cheese, and egg. Dinner is more substantial, with duck confit salad, mussels, and quite a few seafood offerings. There's also a lovely garden in the back, perfect for the warmer months. Pros: Great food, Lovely setting more

Always Charming, Tasty, and Friendly 8/12/2005

We've been consistent guests of Lou Lou almost since it opened, and have returned because the service and food quality have been very good and very consistent. The atmosphere is genuinely ""neighborhood bistro"" where the management gets to know its patrons. The food is always very tasty and tastefully prepared, with a well mannered staff that generously attends to your needs. Lou Lou's sister resturant in Park Slope (Cocotte) is also recommended. Pros: Quality of Food, Atmosphere Cons: No Reservations for 2 more

Very nice 4/25/2005

We're new to the neighborhood and happened to stumble in on a Thursday when they were offering two entrees for the price of one. The salmon tartare was excellent, and although I played it safe with steak frites, I tasted some other very good entrees at the table. The chocolate banana crepe is highly recommended. I can't wait until they open up the outside seating in back and start offering dinner and a movie. Pros: Good food, prompt service, no wait for walk-ins Cons: Small dining room, Loud more

the great depression hits Lou Lou 4/23/2005

My first meal was so good that I thought I had died and gone to heaven. My last meal left us all so hungry and dissatisfied (after a 3-course meal nonetheless) we had to go next door for some pizza. Unfortunately this was not an isolated event but rather the end of an ongoing saga of bad experiences at my once favorite restaurant. The service has been going downhill. When the menu says scallops and what you get is one miserable scallop, that ain't right. Or when your food is ""accompanied"" by potatoes, you should not have the urge to eat your plate to satisfy you hunger. If the crepe comes with salad, I assume that is not refering to the three leaves that garnished my plate - or at least it didn't used to prior to Lou Lou's depression days. more

charming and inexpensive 4/21/2004

We arrived last night for the dine in brooklyn special and it was a cute romantic restaurant tucked away on a Fort Greene Street. It was full. The service was excellent. The owner stopped by to chat with us. And we noted that there is a 19 dollar prix fixe special from Sunday to Thursdays. What a deal. I had a wonderful seared scallop on Mango relish with avocade appetizer - just the right size to make me hungry for the wonderful rare hangar stear which was seignon. Dessert cheescake was wonderful. Pros: cozy, romantic, inexpensive more

Underated Gem 10/3/2003

Lou Lou in Fort Greene is an underrated gem as most restaurants in Brooklyn are. There are many restaurants in Brooklyn but this is in the top 5%. The food is great every time I go there. The service is better than most places in Manhattan. It is low key and unpretentious. They have a good wine list, which has a few non-standard bottles on it. The desserts are spectacular and are presented on the menu with a continental after dinner digestive offering. For an intimate restaurant it was amazing. It is definitely work the trip into Brooklyn to eat there. Pros: Great food, The garden Cons: no parking more



Tingles 8/6/2003

My girlfriend and I just spent our 10 month ""anniversary"" at Lou Lou. We'd walked by it dozens of times and finally settled on a Monday night. It was pleasantly uncrowded, the service was delightful, the garden adorable, the food (from appetizers to entrees) was delectable. There was even a French movie showing on a screen at the front of the garden. So so cute and charming! I'll be back often. Pros: ambiance, service, kitch more

Mmmmmmmm! 12/10/2002

I love Lou Lou! The food is fantastic and so is the service. The small setting makes you feel special rather than just another table. The new Prix Fixe during the week is a great deal but the weekend specials are really worth the price. Hope they have the monkfish when you go. more

Place your bets... 12/6/2002

If you had a chance to see Michael Jordan shoot some hoops in your neighbourhood court, wouldn't you want to at least see what the hype was all about??? Joe (the head chef at LouLou) has skills that put other chefs to shame, but will make you feel like you've stumbled onto a secret weapon. He hasn't been working his magic here for too long (6 months I think) but he has single handedly turned this place into a gold mine. Pros: Great food, Local, fresh Cons: small dineingroom, bad music more

Lou Lou is the ""Bomb"". 12/2/2002

I continue to be enchanted by the food, service and warmth of my favorite neighborhood spot. Though Mom & Pop are scarce these days, busy with the opening of their second restaurant, you would never know with the continued attentive, friendly service and consistently delectable food. Whether I order the nights special or a standard from the menu or even something Ive never tried before I know Im in for a treat. Lou Lou is still the best in Fort Greene and maybe all of Brooklyn. more

too ambitious 11/22/2002

The menu reads first class, but the food isn't. For a fairly expensive meal you should get tried and tested recipes, but they're not. Great ambience though, love the old wood decor. Pros: Cozy decor Cons: too ambitous, expensive more

Decent Ambiance, Good Food 6/18/2002

During the week this place was quiet, you pretty much had the whole place to yourself. The food was good not spectacular. Pros: Not Crowded Cons: Not Crowded more
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  • The Scene
    It's hard to know whether the French are moving to Fort Greene in droves or it's just that those who do always open a restaurant. Lou Lou's French country restaurant is one of...

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  • Hours:

    Wed-Mon 6pm-12pm Sat 11am-3pm Sun 11am-3:30pm
  • Payments:

    Discover, American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Fort Greene