South Brooklyn has plenty of French restaurants but little really good French food, so Chowhounds cheered the arrival of Pompette earlier this year in Carroll Gardens. Go for bistro standards such as mussels, cassoulet, and terrines and other house-made charcuterie; drinks like the signature Pompette (sparkling wine, rose syrup, crushed peppercorn); and a table in the inviting back garden (pictured).

In Brooklyn Heights, year-old Chez Moi has overcome an uneven start to become a dependable and popular local spot for roasted chicken, steak frites, beet-and-chèvre salad, and other classics; as Chowhound Bkeats puts it, “Chez Moi has only gotten better over time.”

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