Chez Oskar is a neighborhood French Bistro in Bed-Stuy where you can bring your kids and maybe hear some live music. Your kids probably won’t eat the escargot, but maybe they might have some mashed potatoes or a burger. The food here isn’t quite mind-blowing, but Chez Oskar is casual, friendly, and a nice place to hang out. The inside looks like something you’d find off an alley in Paris, and we could see you bringing a date here.
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Hart’s is a tiny place in Bed-Stuy with some surprisingly good food. The menu changes often, but they always play early 2000′s R&B.
Calaca is a little cash-only Mexican spot in Bed-Stuy where you should drink flights of tequila while eating some great tacos and tostadas.
Some of New York's best tacos are coming from a truck parked in the back of a bar in Bed-Stuy.
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Around since 1980, The Odeon is a New York City classic. It may not be the same downtown destination that it was thirty years ago, but they still serve very respectable bistro food and stiff drinks, and brunch is always reliable.
Le Pain Quotidien, you are officially on notice. Maison Kayser is better, and people can actually pronounce it. Sort of.
For your next special occasion/fancy night out dinner in SoHo, consider the French fine dining at Le Coucou.
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