Pates et Traditions, Our Pick for French in Brooklyn!
By Francesca Messina
We have been serving Brooklyn for over 95 years. Over time, after many lunches, we have become the experts on where to eat! Brooklyn is a melting pot of flavors and cultures and our team knows all the hot spots. If you are looking for a small slice of southern France, look no further than Pates et Traditions, our pick for fantastic French cuisine in Brooklyn!
Nicoise Chef Laurent Dantonio opened this Blackman favorite in 2008 and serves up a delicious menu of simple French fare. The quaint restaurant located on a residential stretch of Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg not far from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Known for their friendly and accommodating service; the name Pates et Traditions actually refers to pasta, not pate as is commonly assumed.
What’s On the Menue?
Their authentic southern French menu offers a variety of pasta dishes, along with a remarkable Nicoise salad, and shareable plates of cheeses and pate. The star of the show is their savory buckwheat crepes. These crepes are just as thin as the crepes most are familiar with, but are darker in color and feature savory fillings like goat cheese, olives, and curry.
La Maison Des Crêpes
Each crepe is prepared with skill and love. Fresh savory ingredients are placed in the center of the crepe. The sides of the crepes are folded in slightly leaving the beautiful ingredients visible. There are over 15 different choices on the menu with combinations like La Chevre, a mixture of goat cheese, tapenade, Provence herbs, walnuts and Swiss cheese and the popular La Normande with chicken, mushroom, cream, white wine, onions and Swiss cheese. Chef Laurent is always creating new combinations and special menu items.
Save room for dessert because there is also a selection of Le Crepes Sucres or sweet crepes on the menu, including the ever-popular La Nutella filled with creamy Nutella. They also serve tasty variations with homemade caramel and chocolate.
Visit Pates et Traditions Today!
Pates et Traditions serves lunch and dinner daily. Guests enjoy a comfortable oasis of southern France right off the L train. In the warmer months, an outdoor seating area is available. Be advised, Pates et Traditions is cash only.
Pates Et Traditions
52 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
between 7th St & 6th St in Williamsburg’s’ North Side
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