533 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
My friends, Will, and I had brunch at Le Barricou in Williamsburg, Brooklyn about a month ago. They don't take reservations so we had to put our name down when we arrived at the restaurant. Since Will and I were first, I put my name down and the hostess said the wait would be 40 minutes. When our friends arrived we returned to the restaurant and the wait was over.
I really liked the ambiance and decor at Le Barricou because it's warm, homey, cozy, and just a really pleasant place to enjoy good company and good food. I like how the front and entrance of the restaurant is a few tables and a bar and as you may your way in to the back there is additional seating and cozy couches with a warm fireplace. It's truly a nice, cozy waiting area. There's a nice roof above the dining area where natural light from comes bursting in.
We started off with drinks than placed our orders for brunch.
|Mimosa & Bellini|
|Shrimp Cocktail Bloody Mary|
|Duck Confit Hash|
The duck confit hash is slow cooked using the leg of a duck. It was sauteed with caramelized shallots & Yukon gold potatoes, with two sunny eggs and field greens. This was an excellent dish! The duck was really moist and delicious! I really liked the field greens too. This whole dish was very rustic and delightful.
Will ordered the Steak & Eggs. The black Angus hanger steak was cooked to perfection. Although, Will asked for medium well - the texture felt like medium rare which I prefer. It wasn't chewy and it wasn't tough. It was just right! The pommes frites were decent, but I wished there was a crunch to it.
Samantha had the Pate Sandwich which is filled with housemade duck liver mousse on a toasted baguette with grainy mustard, cranberries, and cornichons. It was served in a bed of market greens. Sam also ordered lamb meatballs which I thought were decent, but nothing too exciting.
Alex ordered the French Toast with fresh berries. This was the best, best, best french toast ever! I had a small piece of it and it was amazing. It has an indescribable crunch to it and it was possibly the best I've had so far! I definitely want to come back to Le Barricou to have the French toast.
|Steak & Eggs|
|Pate Sandwich & Lamb Meatballs|
All in all, we were all very happy with everything at Le Barricou. The food was phenomenal and ambiance and service was up to par. This definitely a homey and cozy brunch place worth visiting again.