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Posted by Celia E. on 10/22/2014
Have been coming here for years, have never been let down. Without fail, every person I've referred to this place has loved it too. The wait staff is friendly and attentive and never make you feel rushed. The same people have worked here forever, which tells me they are treated well. We often take advantage of the dinner special and it's enough food that we end up taking our dessert to go. I really like their pasta dishes, fish n chips, and the chickpea salad. My husband swears by the taco burger and French onion soup. We enjoy the bread pudding for dessert. The inside feels a little crowded, so I recommend eating in the outdoor space out back, if the weather allows. Have never had brunch here but people seem to love it.
Posted by Harry on 09/28/2014
My wife and I decided we would go for my birthday. I kept hearing about these pancakes. I told my wife I'm having the pancakes.She looked at me like I had four heads. We also ordered the goat cheese and spinach omelet with a couple of mimosa to wash it down with. Needless to state, but I'm gonna state it. This place is a gem. The pancakes live up to the hype. They ARE the best anywhere. Crispy outside, fluffy buttermilk inside.The omelet, hands down, the best in the city. Mimosa's were top notch. I decided to have a Bellini. Blew me away. The only draw back . . . the wait. But, hey, the place is a bistro setting. It's a small place. If it were bigger, a lot of the intimacy would be lost. So, grin and bear it. The experience is worth the wait.
Posted by AlimadeinJA on 04/15/2014
YUMMMMMM. Definately going back to get more. Didn't try anything else neither did I want to.
Posted by Atlanticdare on 03/10/2014
I have read all the reviews about Luluc so I had to try this small restaurant on Smith street. we went for lunch on a weekday,we' were immediately seated. The wait to have our order taken was so long that we considered getting up to leave. We ordered the pancakes and we each had coffee. The pancakes I am so sorry to say tasted no better than what I make at home ,nothing special. The coffee was not even hot and we were never offered a refill. Our bill came to somewhere around $24.00 . My advice is save your time and money.
Posted by ecuagirl3 on 11/29/2012
i had a very nice experience been treated with respect and with a delicious food.
Posted by Debbie on 06/26/2011
Cafe Luluc has decent food, and the entree prices are very reasonable (average $15-20), but the waiters do everything they can to run up the bill. We had mussels and hummus for appetizers, both of which were so-so. Entrees for a group included lamb shanks, pork chops, and steak, all of which were good. We had banana splits for dessert which were pretty good. My biggest complaint was the waiters came back to the table every 2-3 minutes to pour more wine, and bring new wine to the table without us asking. Eventually, we just told them no more wine. Besides the prices of six bottles of wine, constantly having waiters swarming around the table made it impossible to really enjoy the dinner. Not a horrible restaurant, but with the vast selection of restaurants in Carroll Gardens, Cafe Luluc can be skipped.
Posted by thb9 on 09/17/2010
my husband and i are now kicking ourselves that we've been overlooking this place for so many years. we were skeptical because the menu and the prices didn't seem to match up (reasonable prices for dishes that are normally expensive in other bistros). tried it last night and everything was stellar. even the caesar salad was unusually excellent, and that's a dish that is often overlooked in kitchens. we also had the lamb shank with wild mushroom risotto and the grilled duck breast with honey thyme polenta and sauteed spinach -- everything beautifully cooked and the flavors so well balanced. service was a little slow, but otherwise really great. i normally don't review a place until i've been there a few times, but i know we'll be going back to luluc again.