Brunch at Le Barricou

Le Barricou
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
I had the Mimosa and Will had the Bellini. I really liked the Mimosa. It was very refreshing!

Shrimp Cocktail Bloody Mary
Our friends Samantha and Alex had the Shrimp Cocktail Bloody Mary which looked really intriguing. I thought it was very creative. I never tried a Bloody Mary before, but would like to someday.

Duck Confit Hash
I read on Yelp that the Duck Confit Hash was a must have at Le Barricou. I typically order eggs Benedict at brunch, but I decided to stray away and try something new. 

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.

Steak & Eggs
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.

Pate Sandwich & Lamb Meatballs
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.

French Toast
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.

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. 


  1. That French toast looks amazing! Making a note of this place, so I can try it next time I'm in Williamsburg. :)

    1. The French toast was really good! I need to return to Le Barricou at some point of this year to try it again.


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