Le Barricou

Le Barricou

French Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Lounge · East Williamsburg
533 Grand St (btwn Union Ave & Lorimer St), Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes
9.3/10

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  • Jenny C.
    The food is amazing and the cocktails are good too. If you're here for brunch, get the duck confit hash! The only downside was that the hostess was incompetent and wasn't very nice...
    Jenny Cui · April 12
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  • Gothamist
    This Williamsburg eatery is all French bistro dinner business out front, but in the back, Le Barricou boasts a lovely little space with a bar, small tables and a wood-burning fireplace. Read more
    Gothamist · August 1, 2014
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  • Marco V.
    Cool place. Nice ambiance and good breakfast dishes. Esprcially the savoury dishes are great. We also tried the pancakes: n they're huge portions, but come with relatively few berries.
    Marco Voormolen · May 12, 2015
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  • Boris J.
    Some of the best value brunch in Williamsburg with some of the best vibes, there is always a wait at Le Barricou, and it is always worth it. The cuisine is French, so obviously it is buttery & great. Read more
    Boris Jones · April 8, 2015
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  • India K.
    Honestly the best French food I have had in the city. Sit at the bar and order as much food as you can. Go early, 7ish. Then check out the back room with a fireplace.
    India K · May 13, 2015
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  • Emily W.
    Get a Bloody Mary and get something with fries to go with it. It's a popular spot for brunch, but the space is huge so you likely won't have to wait for too long.
    Emily Wilson · February 21
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  • Glaelis S.
    Best Croque Madame I've ever had!!! We ordered a plate of pancakes for 4 people and we still left one of them! They're huge! Definitely made to share! One of the best brunch I've ever had!!! :)
    Glaelis Sierra Gomez · March 22, 2015
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  • Leila A.
    The mussels selection is amazing and so delightfully tasty. Try the mould provencial (my personal favorite) with a glass of single malt scotch whiskey (LAPHROAIG) and you'll be steps away from heaven!
    Leila Abdoulaye · June 6, 2011
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  • Matteo 🐯 S.
    Pancakes MUST be pancakes, not a sort of double-pillow-shaped pastry with two pieces of fruits on top... Would you sell bagel-shaped bread with shredded coconut on top and call it French Baguette?
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  • sharilyn
    If lobster bisque is on the menu, ORDER IT. You'll want to bathe in it. You'll want to spend long romantic candlelit evenings with it. You'll want to take it home and introduce it to your family.
    sharilyn · February 6, 2013
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  • Leila A.
    I live this place!!! Almost close to authentic French restaurant. I love the back room! It takes u away from New York( literary. Check it out). Brunch is phenomenal. Huge pancakes ! This is a gem 
    Leila Abdoulaye · March 12, 2011
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  • Shannon K.
    Some of the best food I've had in this city. Everything was amazing. Highly recommend the pork belly, coq au vin, and chocolate cake! So happy to have such amazing food in my neighborhood!
    Shannon Kingett · July 2, 2013
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  • coleen c.
    i can eat her every week. it's that good. one of the best places for steaks and burgers. good music. flawless decor. great staff. they also have one of the prettiest bathrooms i've ever seen =)
    coleen c. · April 18, 2011
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  • Leila A.
    The new chef "Soto" is banging. Everything is a lot better (Barricou had always been good). Lots of pallets "orgasm"! The creme brûlée is excellent. Everything is more refined, better quality! <3
    Leila Abdoulaye · June 13, 2011
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  • Uber NYC
    Stop by for French brunch classics executed to perfection (at a reasonable price!). Combine that with a killer Bloody Mary and a cozy, comfortable vibe - you really can't go wrong.
    Uber NYC · April 5, 2013
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  • Mischa
    Great place for brunch, spacious and well decorated. The Duck confit will blow your senses, no mistake about this, and juices are actually fresh squeezed, something I always appreciate
    Mischa · May 31, 2015
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  • Ira B.
    A smart man once said,"pancakes are my new girlfriend",and that man is completely right. As a 6' 4" 220lb man, I had tough time finishing these. Not only that. But this place is super affordable.
    Ira Blossom · January 9, 2015
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  • Mara B.
    Great French style simple comfort food. The chicken burger was DELICIOUS: melted Camembert on a juicy piece of chicken in brioched burger buns.
    Mara Binudin · December 6, 2014
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  • Thomas K.
    Good service! Try the escargots, they are sooo good! Same for the lamb. Just DON'T eat a burger here please (!), they're good but it's a french restaurant, not an American ;) !
    Thomas K · September 27, 2014
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  • Sean N.
    Had no trouble getting a table for brunch at 3. The Eggs Norwegian were perfectly poached and the home fries had a remarkable crust. Small portions, but very well-prepared.
    Sean Nickley · 6 days ago
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  • Desiree G.
    Such a great brunch spot in Brooklyn! The staff is fantastic and the food is incredible. Have a large party? No problem! There is a huge room in the back. 👌🏻
    Desiree Gould · June 9, 2015
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  • Peter W.
    The potatoes that come with the eggs Norwegian are out of this world - soft and flavorful on the inside and crispy on the outside.
    Peter Wu · June 28, 2015
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  • Tee C.
    Prepare to wait for brunch on Sunday. Totally worth it. The eggs Benedict were cooked perfectly and the salad went well with it. The bloody Marys are EXCELLENT!!!
    Tee Chadz · September 9, 2012
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  • Judith O.
    Food was fantastic; service was beyond subpar. I should've been prepared for that when someone from the table next to us said, "Let's get the hell out of here," after paying. Still, I'd go back.
    Judith O. · July 5, 2012
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  • Fodor's Travel
    Come for brunch if you've been searching for perfect eggs Benedict: the version here is drizzled with hollandaise and accompanied by salad and home fries. Read more
    Fodor's Travel · September 9, 2015
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  • Vicky S.
    The bone marrow and liver pâté are a must for dinners. For brunch get the duck confit hash. Don't overload on the bread while you're waiting.
    Vicky Sun · March 10
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  • Lawrence L.
    PANCAKES. I recommend ordering one for the table and sharing because it is heavier than your avg pancake. Also eat while piping hot!
    Lawrence L. · January 14, 2015
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  • Bitches Who Brunch
    The Bitches say: A. Great ambiance for brunch, to-die-for pancakes, and a killer Bloody Mary all at an affordable price. We just wish the service wasn’t so overburdened. Read more
    Bitches Who Brunch · October 15, 2015
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  • Sunny H.
    The Baked pancakes are amazing and not to be missed. If you're a fan of bloody Mary's try their version which includes a shrimp cocktail.
    Sunny H · November 16, 2015
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  • Kate H.
    Really good brunch spot. Some of the portions are huge! Pancakes are great but they really are cakes!
    Kate Hind · April 11, 2015
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  • Dylan
    Don't go for brunch on Sundays. Experienced the worst service ever. We were left standing in oblivion waiting for the hostess to seat us along with others. All in all not pleasant
    Dylan · July 16, 2012
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  • Richard D.
    Such a delicious breakfast on a Saturday morning. Come as early as possible. Place fills up quick!
    Richard DuBois · April 22
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  • Jason K.
    This little French bistro in Brooklyn has stolen my heart. Great food & charming decor. You have to check out the back seating area as well. Read more
    Jason Kaminsky · September 27, 2011
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  • Sally R.
    Great atmosphere. Pancakes are a 45 minute wait - worth it but too much for one person!
    Sally Richardson · April 1
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  • Tiffany
    Cozy French restaurant that serves some kickass brunch food. Try the duck confit hash!
    Tiffany · March 12
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  • Jessica L.
    Adorable French bistro! Beautiful ambiance, scrumptious food, delectable drinks.. try the escargot if you're feeling adventurous ;)
    Jessica Li · February 7, 2012
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  • Bollare
    Candle lit, high ceilings and French charm are just a few of my favorite things about Le Barricou! Great brunch spot! –Landon
    Bollare · November 27, 2012
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  • Stacy G.
    Amazing brunch. The Bloody Mary's are spicy and delicious and the duck confit hash was the best I've ever had!
    Stacy Gomez · March 4
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  • Stacey
    Brunch here is GREAT. And it goes until 6! Goodness, gracious. Everything is amazing - but do try the apple omelette. Mmmm.
    Stacey · July 19, 2010
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  • Martha
    decent food, but there are much better French bistros out there. staff is real nice, room has a nice feel. fireplace in the back.
    Martha · March 22, 2015
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  • Allen M.
    Food is excellent but service can get slow at times. It took them an hour to serve us. Although a party of 8, no food served in an hour.
    Allen Macasaet · December 25, 2015
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  • İpek A.
    Best breakfast in 'hood. Spinach&mushroom omlette is perfect and also goat cheese&spinach croissant highly recommend.
    İpek A. · November 17, 2014
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  • Chet M.
    One of the best brunches in the area. Pancakes are insanely good and huge. Restaurant overall has amazing value.
    Chet Mancini · January 11, 2015
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  • Zhi Ting C.
    Great food and cool rustic atmosphere! I loved my eggs Norwegian with smoked salmon. Try their French toast!
    Zhi Ting Chang · January 5, 2014
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  • Katrina I.
    Very cute place. I had the grilled chicken sandwich with avocado and cheese. It comes with a garden salad and pommes frites. Read more
    Katrina Ingraham · March 23, 2010
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  • Steven L.
    Their home fries are so delicious. Rosemary and olive oil. Also the croissants are so soft and flaky. To die for
    Steven Lambiase · March 30, 2013
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  • Helen G.
    The portions are huge. Last night I shared the Coq Au Vin and was stuffed. My favorite is the Macaroni Au Gratin, though.
    Helen Galarza · February 24, 2010
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  • markus g.
    One of the best brunch spots in Brooklyn. Expect a long wait. Get pancakes - they are something else!
    markus gerdemann · March 21
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  • Alexander
    You can do better than this place. Nice atmosphere, nice people- go somewhere else unless your just having brunch or a glass of wine.
    Alexander · February 28, 2010
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  • Sara E.
    Get there right at 11am for fresh complimentary croissants. Also, get the bloody Mary - you won't regret it.
    Sara Elrod · September 4, 2012
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