Juliette

★★★☆☆
  • 135 N 5th St

    Brooklyn, NY 11249

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  • 718-388-9222

About Juliette

Hours
Mon. - Thu. 5am - 11pm;Fri. 11:30am - 3pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
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Went to Juliette tonight to try the mussles as they are always really good there. We were fortunate enough to get one of the best tables on the deck overlooking 5th street. Our waitress Helana was fantastic. She made us both feel right at home and had a thorough knowledge of the menu. I would definately give the service a five star rating. We were somewhat dissappointed with the mussles. We could only order the "special" mussles which were spicey and served with merguez sausage,.Hardly French! We left feeling short changed,.We will however return to give it another try and next time we will make sure that we can order the mussles cooked with white wine, tomato and garlic!
Thanks again to Helana who made our experience wonderful!

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★★★☆☆

Went to Juliette tonight to try the mussles as they are always really good there. We were fortunate enough to get one of the best tables on the deck overlooking 5th street. Our waitress Helana was fantastic. She made us both feel right at home and had a thorough knowledge of the menu. I would definately give the service a five star rating. We were somewhat dissappointed with the mussles. We could only order the "special" mussles which were spicey and served with merguez sausage,.Hardly French! We left feeling short changed,.We will however return to give it another try and next time we will make sure that we can order the mussles cooked with white wine, tomato and garlic!
Thanks again to Helana who made our experience wonderful!

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We stumbled across this place after being very disappointed about Egg being closed next door.. Too hungry and tired to walk any further than a foot away, we decided to give it a shot even though the prices on the outside menu startled us a bit.

I'm so very glad that we did as we enjoyed the food, the music, the staff.. even the fellow diners.

Will definitely return... even if Egg is open.

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★★★★☆

We stumbled across this place after being very disappointed about Egg being closed next door.. Too hungry and tired to walk any further than a foot away, we decided to give it a shot even though the prices on the outside menu startled us a bit.

I'm so very glad that we did as we enjoyed the food, the music, the staff.. even the fellow diners.

Will definitely return... even if Egg is open.

Pros: Atmosphere, staff, food

Cons: Prices

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I feel very lucky to live so close to such a delightful restaurant. Lovely staff, great food...always a treat!

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★★★★☆

I feel very lucky to live so close to such a delightful restaurant. Lovely staff, great food...always a treat!

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ive been here about five times and always had good fresh food, was there again the other day and had a crabcake appetizer special which was amazing, and i know crabcakes having spent lots of time in MD. the garden and roof are awesome and the service is good. prices are about right for a place that looks like this... newsflash, when someone spends hundreds of thousands building a resto... the drinks arent gonna be $4... haters be gone.

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★★★★☆

ive been here about five times and always had good fresh food, was there again the other day and had a crabcake appetizer special which was amazing, and i know crabcakes having spent lots of time in MD. the garden and roof are awesome and the service is good. prices are about right for a place that looks like this... newsflash, when someone spends hundreds of thousands building a resto... the drinks arent gonna be $4... haters be gone.

Pros: amazing space, great food

Cons: dont think they do lunch yet

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Worth going for drinks on the roofdeck, skip dinner.

I went here once for drinks on the roofdeck, and it was pretty nice. We went back for dinner in the dining room. The decor is nice, service was ok, but the kitchen is a let down. The duck part of the duck confit was good, but the lettuce was not crisp and tasted like it had been microwaved. The pork tenderloin was dry, but otherwise ok. It came on top of some soupy, overcooked vegetables and didn't work together at all. Not even close to a $30 meal (not including drinks).

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★☆☆☆☆

Worth going for drinks on the roofdeck, skip dinner.

I went here once for drinks on the roofdeck, and it was pretty nice. We went back for dinner in the dining room. The decor is nice, service was ok, but the kitchen is a let down. The duck part of the duck confit was good, but the lettuce was not crisp and tasted like it had been microwaved. The pork tenderloin was dry, but otherwise ok. It came on top of some soupy, overcooked vegetables and didn't work together at all. Not even close to a $30 meal (not including drinks).

Pros: roofdeck

Cons: food

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I had been recommended to go to juliette from friends that went there for brunch so my girlfriend and I decided to go there one sunday night. It was one of the worst experience I have had in dining out in NYC. What do those people think? that because the neighbourhood is changing they can serve "de la merde" to customers and charge big bucks for it!!! The chicken was like chicken "perdue", you know the one that has no bones because it has been raised without moving, disgusting..... only the polenta is organic that is for sure! My girlfriend had the lamb chops and for $24 you expect good meat and vegetables but again it was extremly disappointing....
The only nice thing in this bistro is the decor.....but you cannot build a reputation on simply a decor, even in america so wake up guys and start being honest with your customers because williamsburg is a small community!

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★☆☆☆☆

I had been recommended to go to juliette from friends that went there for brunch so my girlfriend and I decided to go there one sunday night. It was one of the worst experience I have had in dining out in NYC. What do those people think? that because the neighbourhood is changing they can serve "de la merde" to customers and charge big bucks for it!!! The chicken was like chicken "perdue", you know the one that has no bones because it has been raised without moving, disgusting..... only the polenta is organic that is for sure! My girlfriend had the lamb chops and for $24 you expect good meat and vegetables but again it was extremly disappointing....
The only nice thing in this bistro is the decor.....but you cannot build a reputation on simply a decor, even in america so wake up guys and start being honest with your customers because williamsburg is a small community!

Pros: decor

Cons: food- staff

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It is very disappointing to have to write such a review but to my fellow williamsburgers(!), I will save time and money.... i like french food eventhough I am italian, but when the french are taking us for idiots it is very annoying! Yes, this restaurant serves the worst food I have ever eaten in my whole life!
By reading other reviews, I see I was not the only one disappointed.... I had the lamb, rubber meat and bad garnishing, 2 friends had mussels, suspicious and another friend had the steak frite (mc cain's for sure....can't they at least make the fries!)...anyway very bad experience in a very nice decor...spread the word!

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★☆☆☆☆

It is very disappointing to have to write such a review but to my fellow williamsburgers(!), I will save time and money.... i like french food eventhough I am italian, but when the french are taking us for idiots it is very annoying! Yes, this restaurant serves the worst food I have ever eaten in my whole life!
By reading other reviews, I see I was not the only one disappointed.... I had the lamb, rubber meat and bad garnishing, 2 friends had mussels, suspicious and another friend had the steak frite (mc cain's for sure....can't they at least make the fries!)...anyway very bad experience in a very nice decor...spread the word!

Pros: ambiance

Cons: food

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I came here with a friend last week, we decided to have an early dinner (5:30) and so went to try. We sat inside, rooftop seemed nice but I hate b ugs and the stuff from the air that can get in your food. Decor-wise, the place is very cute and comfortable. Since we were the only ones eating, we had attentive service from our waiter. Food did not take long to come out, we had this AMAZING gnocchi with maine lobster (this was a special). I never had great gnocchi before, it is usually dry when I have it but this was just right and tasty and good portions lobster meat. We also had the crab cakes, which were good but I've had better. My friend had the cod as a entree which was very good (and I normally don't eat seafood but I liked it) and I had the special with was beef tenderloin and short rib. Both pieces were succulent, juicy, and tender and flavorful. Was so full from the appetizers though so took it home and microwaved the next day and was still pretty good! The side of mashed potatoes was creamy and good too. Overall I enjoyed our food and the place itself. Only thing that bothered me was that the waiter was a bit overbearing, but again I think it was because we were the only ones there at the time.

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★★★★☆

I came here with a friend last week, we decided to have an early dinner (5:30) and so went to try. We sat inside, rooftop seemed nice but I hate b ugs and the stuff from the air that can get in your food. Decor-wise, the place is very cute and comfortable. Since we were the only ones eating, we had attentive service from our waiter. Food did not take long to come out, we had this AMAZING gnocchi with maine lobster (this was a special). I never had great gnocchi before, it is usually dry when I have it but this was just right and tasty and good portions lobster meat. We also had the crab cakes, which were good but I've had better. My friend had the cod as a entree which was very good (and I normally don't eat seafood but I liked it) and I had the special with was beef tenderloin and short rib. Both pieces were succulent, juicy, and tender and flavorful. Was so full from the appetizers though so took it home and microwaved the next day and was still pretty good! The side of mashed potatoes was creamy and good too. Overall I enjoyed our food and the place itself. Only thing that bothered me was that the waiter was a bit overbearing, but again I think it was because we were the only ones there at the time.

Pros: had great good, enjoyed the ambeince

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I like their food variety and their choice of liquor. Overall great service and friendly atmosphere.

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★★★★★

I like their food variety and their choice of liquor. Overall great service and friendly atmosphere.

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The only thing this place has going is the great atmosphere. I had been here before for brunch and it was fine. Excited to have dinner on their rooftop, a friend and I returned for dinner. If not for the great rooftop dining area, it would have been one of the worst dining experiences I have had in the New York City region.
There are next to no vegetarian options and the staff was not at all willing to change a dish to accommodate a vegetarian. She ended up ordered a bean salad and the cheese plate. I had mussels. Nothing that takes very long to prepare. The service was so slow that after an hour and a half we were ready to ask for the drink bill and just leave. I asked the about our order, and the waiter was so condescending and patronizing in his "I am sure it will be right out madame" answer that we would have left if the meal did not arrive soon after. At one point I looked around and realized that everyone else seemed to be waiting for their meals too--very few tables actually had food. The wait staff was not attentive to making sure we at least had drinks while we waited. The food was bland at best. The bread was not fresh. Portions were much too small for what you paid for. We are both patient, forgiving ladies who are used to waiting for food in New York and waiters who are less than friendly, but this was so bad I was inspired to create an account and write a citysearch review....

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★☆☆☆☆

The only thing this place has going is the great atmosphere. I had been here before for brunch and it was fine. Excited to have dinner on their rooftop, a friend and I returned for dinner. If not for the great rooftop dining area, it would have been one of the worst dining experiences I have had in the New York City region.
There are next to no vegetarian options and the staff was not at all willing to change a dish to accommodate a vegetarian. She ended up ordered a bean salad and the cheese plate. I had mussels. Nothing that takes very long to prepare. The service was so slow that after an hour and a half we were ready to ask for the drink bill and just leave. I asked the about our order, and the waiter was so condescending and patronizing in his "I am sure it will be right out madame" answer that we would have left if the meal did not arrive soon after. At one point I looked around and realized that everyone else seemed to be waiting for their meals too--very few tables actually had food. The wait staff was not attentive to making sure we at least had drinks while we waited. The food was bland at best. The bread was not fresh. Portions were much too small for what you paid for. We are both patient, forgiving ladies who are used to waiting for food in New York and waiters who are less than friendly, but this was so bad I was inspired to create an account and write a citysearch review....

Pros: Great atmosphere

Cons: Rude inattentive waiters, slow service, below average food

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I have gone to this restaurant twice so far, each time leaving the place disappointed. It is a very charming bistro with lots of detail and the atmosphere is fun, but the service and food just doesn't live up to its decor. When I went there with a friend for dinner, they kept on trying to seat people right next to us, even though the restaurant was empty. Everyone would subsequently ask the waiter if they can be seated elsewhere, and it was irritating that this ordeal continued throughout our dinner. The service was extremely slow and aloof. It took close to 20 minutes to get our drinks, and whatever we asked our waiter to bring, we had to ask someone else for the second time.The burger I ordered had a weird smell and frozen fries were unappetizing. I couldn't bring myself to eat it, so I took (re-ordered) the spicy chicken entree. This was bland and reminded me of asian-inspired frozen dinners... My friend's special lamb entree was actually good, and I'm sure there are other items on the menu I've overlooked, but I won't go back unless the service improves...

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★★★☆☆

I have gone to this restaurant twice so far, each time leaving the place disappointed. It is a very charming bistro with lots of detail and the atmosphere is fun, but the service and food just doesn't live up to its decor. When I went there with a friend for dinner, they kept on trying to seat people right next to us, even though the restaurant was empty. Everyone would subsequently ask the waiter if they can be seated elsewhere, and it was irritating that this ordeal continued throughout our dinner. The service was extremely slow and aloof. It took close to 20 minutes to get our drinks, and whatever we asked our waiter to bring, we had to ask someone else for the second time.The burger I ordered had a weird smell and frozen fries were unappetizing. I couldn't bring myself to eat it, so I took (re-ordered) the spicy chicken entree. This was bland and reminded me of asian-inspired frozen dinners... My friend's special lamb entree was actually good, and I'm sure there are other items on the menu I've overlooked, but I won't go back unless the service improves...

Pros: Charming details, Roof seating

Cons: Slow service, Average food

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I went late on Sunday night. The initial impression is good. Beautiful decor and good atmosphere. That's where is got bad. The waiter fluffed the drink order several times and we gave up and accepted what we got after sitting too long and looking at the cocktails languishing on the bar.
Two of the items we wanted were not on the menu. Too bad. This made the waiter directing us to the steaks repeatedly a little too obvious. The ditzy boy fluffed the order several times and I got bored of hearing "I have only been here two days"
The food was so so. (MY companions said they likes it.) I like my food hot. The food was tepid and tasted like it had been under the heater for a long time. My meat was a little dry, although my friend's steak was pretty good (Though not warm enough, if you like freshly cooked food.) The dessert was again so so -- chocolate cake that had dried out a little and commercial ice cream I could but round the corner.
There are several better French bistros in Williamsburg that are more reasonably priced, have good service and graet food. Try one of those!

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★★★☆☆

I went late on Sunday night. The initial impression is good. Beautiful decor and good atmosphere. That's where is got bad. The waiter fluffed the drink order several times and we gave up and accepted what we got after sitting too long and looking at the cocktails languishing on the bar.
Two of the items we wanted were not on the menu. Too bad. This made the waiter directing us to the steaks repeatedly a little too obvious. The ditzy boy fluffed the order several times and I got bored of hearing "I have only been here two days"
The food was so so. (MY companions said they likes it.) I like my food hot. The food was tepid and tasted like it had been under the heater for a long time. My meat was a little dry, although my friend's steak was pretty good (Though not warm enough, if you like freshly cooked food.) The dessert was again so so -- chocolate cake that had dried out a little and commercial ice cream I could but round the corner.
There are several better French bistros in Williamsburg that are more reasonably priced, have good service and graet food. Try one of those!

Pros: atmosphere decor

Cons: food -- but why else do you go to a restaurant .. and the service too!

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This is one of my favorite bistros in NYC. I actually live near the "French row" on Smith St., and would rather hop on the G train to go to Juliette than go to my local bistros. The food is much better, the brunch is amazing, and you can't beat the atmosphere.

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite bistros in NYC. I actually live near the "French row" on Smith St., and would rather hop on the G train to go to Juliette than go to my local bistros. The food is much better, the brunch is amazing, and you can't beat the atmosphere.

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The ambience in Juliette is spectacular, there is no argument. Maybe hanging there for drinks at the bar would be an better idea than staying for a meal.

My companion and I went on a night when they were not busy, so there should be no excuse for poor service and poorly prepared food. My friend had the duck, which had so much gristle, the entire cut of meat was inedible. I had the special fish of the day which was completely burnt. After speaking to the waiter (several minutes of unsuccessfull flagging down in a mostly empty restaurant) about our dissatisfaction (which I RARELY do...), he told us "that's too bad". And I quote! No offer for something to replace it...no inquiry on details...and even though we could not eat our meal, brought a full tab to the table. Just "that's too bad" and walks away...

No manager on site that evening to take our complaint further.

My suggestion when considering an evening of French cuisine in Williamsburg: Have a couple of drinks at Juliette then head over a couple more blocks to the far superior "Gribouille" on Roebling and Hope (one block off Metropolitan) for a really tasty French dinner with attentive, respectful service.

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★★☆☆☆

The ambience in Juliette is spectacular, there is no argument. Maybe hanging there for drinks at the bar would be an better idea than staying for a meal.

My companion and I went on a night when they were not busy, so there should be no excuse for poor service and poorly prepared food. My friend had the duck, which had so much gristle, the entire cut of meat was inedible. I had the special fish of the day which was completely burnt. After speaking to the waiter (several minutes of unsuccessfull flagging down in a mostly empty restaurant) about our dissatisfaction (which I RARELY do...), he told us "that's too bad". And I quote! No offer for something to replace it...no inquiry on details...and even though we could not eat our meal, brought a full tab to the table. Just "that's too bad" and walks away...

No manager on site that evening to take our complaint further.

My suggestion when considering an evening of French cuisine in Williamsburg: Have a couple of drinks at Juliette then head over a couple more blocks to the far superior "Gribouille" on Roebling and Hope (one block off Metropolitan) for a really tasty French dinner with attentive, respectful service.

Pros: ambience

Cons: incredibly poor service, inedible food

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We went to Juliette on a whim on New Year's Eve and were happy to see that we could be seated without a reservation. While the ambiance was charming and comfortable, the food was distinctively SUBPAR. The lobster bisque was runny, the tuna tartare was actually too much and overseasoned, and the beef wellington was dry. We had really high hopes for the place since we are in the neighborhood but it fell short of our expectations. We hope it was a New Year's Eve fluke, since it was prix fixe. Service was good, but something about our whole experience was little off.

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★★☆☆☆

We went to Juliette on a whim on New Year's Eve and were happy to see that we could be seated without a reservation. While the ambiance was charming and comfortable, the food was distinctively SUBPAR. The lobster bisque was runny, the tuna tartare was actually too much and overseasoned, and the beef wellington was dry. We had really high hopes for the place since we are in the neighborhood but it fell short of our expectations. We hope it was a New Year's Eve fluke, since it was prix fixe. Service was good, but something about our whole experience was little off.

Pros: Cute decor, good wine list

Cons: Food doesn't live up to the decor

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I used to be a regular at Juliette since its opening. I had grown friendly with the people working there (a young energetic and fun bunch, as well as great waiters!), and loved my sunday brunch, especially upstairs.
I can't imagine what happened, but one day the whole staff was gone, and the menu went from hearty and french comfort food, to snotty and unreliable quality wise... and I am not even getting into the horrible attitude...
What the heck happened???

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to be a regular at Juliette since its opening. I had grown friendly with the people working there (a young energetic and fun bunch, as well as great waiters!), and loved my sunday brunch, especially upstairs.
I can't imagine what happened, but one day the whole staff was gone, and the menu went from hearty and french comfort food, to snotty and unreliable quality wise... and I am not even getting into the horrible attitude...
What the heck happened???

Pros: Used to be good...

Cons: Distasteful service, below average food all too often, overpriced

 

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