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News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Le Chat est Outa la Baguette

Can't deny it any longer. A French restaurant is coming to the Flabenue, at 701 Flatbush to be precise, previously a bodega. Confirmation is in the liquor application that's made CB9's monthly General Board Meeting for tomorrow-Tuesday on the agenda below. Chef's name is Boris Ginet. He says of his new comfort-food joint specializing in poulette:

 “[We hope to] reimagine the rotisserie experience, infusing this French traditional roasting style with the familiarity of the Brazilian staple churrascaria and the American ideations of comfort food. Various all-natural meats will be roasted in different culinary techniques, served with signature sauces and local, seasonal vegetables to create a cosmopolitan feel with minimalist, flavorful dishes.”


Jacob said...

Is it going to have table service?

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Oui oui

impuzzled said...

YIPPEE!! I'm delighted to see restaurants like this coming into the neighborhood.

Alex said...

Tangentially, can we discuss Ray's closing? I am overjoyed. I do not believe for a second that "Ray" was not somehow being compensated by the dealers who camped out in his store. His shelves were filthy, partially empty, and his stock came via Chevy Astro from Costco.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Ray.

sunshine crissy said...

701 was NOT a bodega, it was Epic Realty, the one where the broker was arrested for fleecing customers.

Clarkson FlatBed said...

You're right. It wasn't a bodega. But I was going back awhile - the realty and phone stores etc were in and out. Before that it was a pharmacy, and before that wasn't it a hair salon?

Alex said...

I did a bit of googling on this Boris Ginet.

The good news: He seems to have some sort of relationship with actual restaurateurs. Perhaps they're investors and will lend their expertise.

The bad news: His previous ventures appear to be disasters based on online reviews, both from publications and yelp-style feedback, and they've all shuttered.

roxv said...

little blurb about it on what else but the myspace nyc website: