A classic French bistro with all of the standards — Steak Frites, Burger, Nicoise Salad, Mussels — done consistently well. The dining room is warm and inviting, as a French Bistro should be, all romantically lit by candlelight. Braised Beef Bourguignon is a standout, but if you’re feeling less meaty, the Mac and Cheese entree is delicious. Mominette is owned by the same team behind Williamsburg favorite, Le Barricou.
The owner of Sunday brunch favorite Le Barricou has opened another outpost for French cuisine in north Brooklyn. A rustic chandelier and old Parisian newspapers and posters decorate the restaurant’s dark interior, and the place is lit by candles. There’s a leafy backyard with pebbles and pétanque that you can play while you’re waiting for your entrée. Go for the recognizably French plates: escargot—served out of their shells—and the moules frites. l.
Mominette, which features full dinner and brunch service, doubles as a romantic bar with a full menu of Brooklyn-specific beverages concocted by their resident bartender. My favorite was the Take Me Home- a satisfying blend of Passionfruit Puree and Makers Mark, spiced with Chile de Arbol. It was the perfect beverage to sip on while peering at the candle-lit restaurant’s unique decour- from vintage chandeliers to newsprint wallpaper and bottles of Mominette’s own wine.