I used to commend Jolie restaurant (320 Atlantic, bet. Smith and Hoyt) all the time, especially for lunch near downtown Brooklyn. However, we heard so many negative reports around the time of Dine-In Brooklyn, that I've hesitated to recommend it since then... Well, I just went back today for a light lunch in the outdoor garden, and it was great. They had a cool tomato-fennel soup which was perfect for the warm weather, and a crab cake appetizer with avocado mousse that was DELICIOUS. So, Jolie is back on my good list. If it's not too late for the person who recently asked about dinner near MetroTech, try it!
P.S. Nicky's (across the street from Jolie) is still not open.