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French brunch in Bay Ridge

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French brunch in Bay Ridge

Jim D. | Oct 28, 2001 10:59 PM

Tried brunch today at a bistro named 'Provence en boite' on 3rd Ave near 83rd. The bright yellow storefront made it stand out among the other drab coffee shops & Italian places in the area. Brunch included an appetizer course, a glass of French lemonade, coffee, the main course, & crepes for dessert. I started off with an endive salad topped with crumbled bacon, Roquefort, & a mustard vinagrette, followed by a ham & goat cheese omlette w/ potatoes, & crepes Suzette for dessert. My girlfriend started off with a plate of 2 small portabello & goat cheese sandwiches on toast w/ mixed greens, followed by a smoked salmon omlette w/ potatoes, & chocolate crepes for dessert. Not your average brunch, but delicious! The servers/owners are a very friendly husband & wife team. The place was mostly full, but we were seated immediately upon entering. After experiencing a meal there I couldn't believe it wasn't overflowing with customers. If you are in the area, try it before word gets out!

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