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The height of trés romantique. Because it’s a brasserie, there are several ways to play your hand: shared appetizers followed by individual mains, split everything, or go your own way. Whatever you choose, know that there’s always an option for a side of frites.

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“French classics done well” could be the motto behind Le Crocodile, a swanky restaurant from the folks behind Greenpoint’s popular brunch spot Chez Ma Tante. Yes, this is a restaurant on the ground floor of a hotel. Yes, it’s still worth visiting.

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This is the Chez Ma Tante team's lobby takeover of the Wythe Hotel that even locals can love. You’ll find croissants, oeufs en meurette and roast chicken on the French-American menu. Chocolate mousse and crème brûlée are available for dessert.

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Le Crocodile – their feature restaurant – has been coined as Brooklyn's answer to Balthazar, serving up French fare in the form of creamy mushroom pâté with black truffle, and juicy roast chicken with herb jus and frites.

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At Brooklyn’s Le Crocodile, which uses stainless steel coupes to hold ice cream, chocolate mousse, and the whipped cream that accompanies hot chocolates, the coupe is “substantial, but it doesn’t take away from the dessert,” says executive pastry chef Leanne Tran.

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Underneath Williamsburg’s undisputed titan of classic French fare, Le Crocodile, you’ll find an intimate private dining and event space called the Cellar. What makes it really unique is the décor, with vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls, and antique crystal chandeliers, all while maintaining the historic architecture of the Wythe Hotel building...

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Exposed brick, artistic lighting installations and plush terracotta seating might kid you into thinking Le Crocodile is more style than substance (though it is unavoidably very cool) but the menu is the star attraction here.

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Le Crocodile, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has to be the most glamorous hotel restaurant of them all, with distinct New York charms: exposed brick walls, arched windows and detailed tile flooring. While the Wythe Hotel dates back only to 2012, it occupies a 122-year-old factory building. The menu, from the folks at the Greenpoint favorite Chez Ma Tante, is all hits: steak frites au poivre, French onion soup and a frisée salad with a poached egg (and smoked eel standing in for lardons).

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Summer Lovin’: Willie Norris Hosted an Intimate Dinner in Brooklyn. Looking around the room, it was immediately apparent this was the spot to be

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