NY Life — 29 September 2011
Baguetteaboudit! Bakery Cafe: Now Open In Brooklyn

Baguetteaboudit! Bakery Cafe
270 Vanderbilt Avenue
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
(718) 622-8333
Getting There: Take The G Train To Clinton-Washington Avenues

It’s the Paris-meets-Brooklyn experience at Fort Greene’s newest restaurant, Baguetteaboudit! Yes, you read that right. Brooklyn-ites can enjoy all of the luxury of France in the comfort of a Brooklyn bistro. From the smell of fresh baked pastries wafting out the door, all the way to the archway made to look like the Eiffel Tower, this joint is a breath of fresh Parisian air.

The shop’s Vanderbilt Avenue location is a perfect addition to the ever growing Fort Greene food scene. Be it for a morning coffee and croissant before work, chowing down on one of their signature sandwiches, or sharing a large dish with the family- they have you covered. Speaking of hearty eats, we recommend you try the, “Boeuf Bourgignon a La Baguetteaboudit ($9.99).” This french infused dish is braised beef in red wine with pearl onion, button mushrooms, carrots, bacon with herb de provinces served over wide noodle pasta or baguette.

Baguetteaboudit’s old school Brooklyn feel extends to its great selection of beverages. Owner Keith Goldberg wants to share the drinks he enjoyed in his youth with a contemporary crowd. Guests can order a traditional Brooklyn Egg Cream (Big $2.25/ Bigger $2.75) which is a house favorite, made with seltzer, milk, and syrup. It is also served with a pretzel rod. Some of the other vintage beverage selections include: root beer floats with Stewarts Root Beer, black cows, and creamsicles.

This may have been Baguetteaboudit’s soft opening, but it was hard to tell by how on point their customer service was. Goldberg worked the door with his employees and also behind the counter. He efficiently made new visitors comfortable in the new establishment by explaining the shops many nuances, while at the same time expediting orders.

When Goldberg had a few minutes of downtime we chatted about his goals for the shop, wherein he revealed that he wants the restaurant to be a place for people of all walks of life to come together and enjoy great food and beverages. But most importantly he wants it to be a place where family and friends can socialize with each other and not be buried in a newspaper or computer. Just like the place itself, Goldberg’s hopes to represent a traditional, old school Brooklyn atmosphere, sheltered from a world of modern day hinderances.

- Jay Rubin

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  1. It looks amazing! You should be very proud of yourself. patience is the key and believe in yourself. Great taste “Paris and Brooklyn”.

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