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Posted by shawny on 02/05/2011
I have not been back since the renovation; I went last night with my wife and we were shocked at the changes. Cheesy painting job on the ceiling and that is just the start. We once adored this restaurant but it has lost its charm. Instead of a original Brooklyn bistro it has turned into the fast food of french food. The renovation seemed to be a way to franchise the establishment rather than improve upon the original. Even though the menu seemed to be similar the food is different. I wish they would "de-renovate". It seems like they want to use this location as a selling point for buyers to open up chains in Florida and Ohio.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/17/2010
Although my husband and my mother in law had great meals, my order was a disaster. My first drink had to be returned because the bartender made it wrong. My burger which i ordered medium was burned on the outside and rare inside. Glass of wine I ordered came in a glass half the size of the glass my mother in law had. Waitress fail to recognize the obvious mistakes and just stayed away. I told her about the uncooked burger and the half glass wine she did nothing about it. Very disappointing evening.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/26/2010
I can't really place this into any hierarchy saying it's the best or second best French places in the city, but it's definitely among the best. Our experience was great and the food was very well cooked. The prices are high, but what I'd usually expect for French in an area like this. The tables were also a bit cramped, but that's truly on the bottom of the list of what I'm looking for from a restaurant. I have had better French outside of NYC (Montreal and Westchester) but for NYC, it's one of the best.
Posted by BVBrooklyn on 06/26/2010
I love this place! I used to go to the old Moutarde, which was nice, but the new decor and new menu are so much better! The food tastes really good and it is reasonably price, which is a plus in this economy. The bartender greeted us with a large smile and prepared an elaborate cocktail describing the ingredients. They have small tartines at the bar that are yummy and could well serve as a complete meal if you order a few. I had a cocktail made with cucumbers, which was, to my surprise, really good and refreshing in this summer heat. The menu is smaller than the old one with all new dishes, which sound all appetizing. We had a dish recommended by the friendly staff. Apparently, it is a recipe from the owner's mother, it was really good. The deserts reminded me of the French bakeries I visited in my last trip to France. They have a lot of flavor, without being heavy like some deserts in typical French restaurants. Also, you have to go to the bathroom when you're here. The wall of toilet paper is going to bring a smile to your face. It made me want to do the same in my own bathroom! At the end of the meal, the owner, very charming with a strong French accent, came to talk to us and asked us how our experience was. He seemed genuinely into making his restaurant an agreeable place for its customers. I tried all the French restaurants in Park Slope and to my opinion, Moutarde is the best one and is less boring than a traditional French style bistro a la Balthazar.
Posted by Anonumous on 02/14/2010
We have wanted to try Moutard since it's opening and for some reason never made it until now. Although the food was good there were very obvious shortcomings. The small tables along the wall were crowded cafeteria style. By removing one table it would be more comfortable for the balance. The wait staff needs to get it together. We waited far too long to be asked if we wanted drinks and then waited even longer to receive them. During dinner my wife was asked if she wanted her wine topped off. That was the last we saw of our waitress until we finally ordered another glass. Our waitress forgot our appetizers and although she wrote them down she needed to go to the computer to see what we had ordered. Very poor training! As an "I'm sorry" she brought us a little cup of raw vegetables for our dipping mustard. Far too little too late. The steak I ordered medium rare was medium well. They wanted to leave my wife's food while they cooked another steak. Either she eats alone or her food gets cold waiting for mine. Again either poor training or poor management. Unfortunately the kitchen staff rushed the second steak which required another trip in for two more minutes in the kitchen. This was almost forgotten as well. A steak sitting on a rack waiting to be picked up is a steak that will grow tougher. Once we finished our meals the staff seemed quite attentive, overly so. Quickly the dessert menus appeared, our orders moved through the line, served, cleanup and given the check. The quality of the food was good and the restaurant is definitely worth a second visit but unless the staff gets it together that might be the last visit.
Posted by mk on 08/19/2009
I have been coming here for a couple of years now. It is always great! The salmon pesto pockets is amazing. I love the sides. And the atmosphere is great. This place reminds me of Paris. A must see in Park Slope!
Posted by Theresa La Crosse on 06/11/2009
This restaurant made me feel as if I was back in Paris. Owner, Bruno, is very charming, food is great and service is 100%. I ordered pan scallops and they were perfect. Waitress suggested the wine and I just had a wonderful experience.