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BYOB and Poulet en Vessie every Monday, and Duck à la Presse every Sunday! Come experience these timeless French classics for yourself in a friendly neighborhood setting!
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Fish and Chips
Champagne Battered Cod, Remoulade Sauce, Pomme Frites
Mix Greens, Fingerlings Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Yellow Beans, Fava Beans, Haricot Vert, Boiled Egg, Nicoise Olives, Seared Tuna, Lemon Dressing
Veal Cordon Bleu
Gruyere Cheese, Bresaola, Pomme Frites
Delicious and intimate and joyful — its beautifully lit outdoor garden is a wonderful place to reenter the dining world.
Everything thing was great until we got to the Steak and Frites—we ordered medium temperature—however, the steaks were prepared rare. 🤢
Great atmosphere in the garden! A little louder due to the bar next door but still great.
I was disappointed, to be honest. Took sister for her birthday, luckily she enjoyed her salmon. My veal cordon bleu was terrible. It was hard, crunchy and DRY; I was terribly disappointed. For dessert, the choice was creme brulee or some tart "left over from mother's day" per the waiter. There was only two other occupied tables yet the service was excruciatingly slow.
Great local place. The duck was moist and delicious.
Excellent service! I’m vegan and the chef was able to whip up something for me even though it wasn’t exactly on the menu! Also everyone is so friendly
Lovely, generous service
We just moved to the neighborhood and took friends here to explore. It was a great choice. Beautiful covered back garden with seating, delicious food and attentive service. We'll definitely be back
The owner stopped by several times to check on how we were enjoying the meal warm inviting atmosphere. Amazing food
The food was ok.
L’Antagoniste was the first restaurant I visited after a year of quarantining. I couldn’t have chosen better. The duck and steak were cooked perfectly, the mashed potatoes were smooth and creamy. Beautiful ambiance and lighting, with space in between diners for safety. It seemed like the waiter forgot us a couple of time but he was really friendly. Overall a great night out after waiting for a year.
Lovely dinner at L’Antogoniste. Outside seating was perfect although the noise and smoke smell from the next door bar was overwhelming at times. Service was attentive and helpful in selections. Started with 12 oysters to share while on the small side they were tasty. Entree selections included dry aged steak tender but really questionable as to whether it was dry aged. Veal cordon blu heavy on the breading but tasty. The disappointment of the evening was the duck breast. Mostly fat with no rendering. Wine selection was good. I would probably return.
Food was exceptional. Salmon, fish and chips, spinach, French fries - all very flavorful!
Outside atmosphere was nice but with 3 walls, didn’t really feel like outside - not ideal for covid. But distance was fine.
It was cold and they had heaters turned low. We asked to have them turned up which they did but then turned them back down after about 10 minutes. Waiter said the owner doesn’t like to waste money on the gas.
It’s not a waste - it’s to keep your patrons warm.
Very nice staff, tasty food. Meat and cheese board is must.
Amazing! Delicious food. Great atmosphere. The outside seating in the back is lovely.
This place has amazing food and drink. They people are so nice and even their pandemic back yard is wonderful as I felt safe with lots of airflow and patio heaters when it is 30 degrees out.
Great food. Music was the same over and over.
The food was solid, traditional French cuisine. Not out of the ballpark amazing, but worth a trip.
L’Antagoniste is legitimately my wife and I’s favorite restaurant in the world. The food is ridiculously delicious every single time. The service is impeccable. The staff, gracious, knowledgeable and professional. And Amadeo the owner is the charming, most gentle and genuine person I’ve ever met in the industry. He is the epitome of class. I love this place. It’s beautiful. Thank you L’Antagoniste.
Food was ok. Steak was medium+ when I ordered medium-rare. I informed the server and asked that the kitchen be informed as well. He asked if I would like to send it back, which I refused as I did not want to be wasteful. No manager came to apologize and nothing was taken off the bill. Strange to have to pay full price for something you didn’t ask for.
The wine recommendation was great, the food, hors d'oeuvres and the dessert were spectacular, plus got free espresso at the end with my dessert. Top notch!
Top notch French cuisine with a modern twist, in a chic yet warmly comfortable setting. Excellent service. An altogether delightful experience.
I like this restaurant, and I like its owner. But the service was borderline hostile. Getting a drink, some bread, eye contact with anyone was hard. None of the servers were welcoming.
The food was not as good as I remember. Technically good but bearing an air of indifference in presentation and components.
The room is nice and the sound level good for conversation. I just wished that I hadn’t felt the staff was doing me a favor by paying the scant amount of attention it did. The occasional smile would go a long way.
My partner and I don’t frequent this restaurant enough! And on our most recent visit, we learned that the restaurant has a new chef, and an all-women kitchen. But, we learned that after raving about the soup of the day, a simply fantastic carrot soup. Mainly a spicy purée, it had whole sliced pieces of carrot, toasted seeds, and what tasted like fried sage atop. Sublime. So after making rave compliments, we learned of the new chef. Bravo to her!
And then, that was not all. My other half had a hearty salad Niçoise. And I had the very popular duck with orange sauce. Just the right amount served with a surprisingly and refreshingly tasty sidecar of vegetables, flavored with a touch of white wine and butter. More mild than rich, but still delish. I appreciate the subtle touch in the kitchen along with affable service.
The dark chocolate mousse is not to be missed.
We love supporting our neighborhood restaurants and we promise to keep coming back to L’Antagoniste.
Great restaurant. Friendly and helpful staff and wonderful food. Can’t say enough good things about it.
I took my mom there for her birthday
We have eaten our Thanksgiving meal here tor the past three years (including today) but, unfortunately, we were disappointed with this year's meal. We found it tasteless, from pumpkin soup starter to the apple pie. The burgundy wine, however, was super yummy. Service, however, was great.
We stumbled over L'Antagoniste by accident. And what a treasure it is. First, the wine list comprised hundreds (!) of wines (all price brackets). Second, the food is perfect French Bistro fare. Cheese soufflé is to die for. Third, the service is super friendly and attentive. ---- What a gem
This is a lovely restaurant that cares about its food and service. The French bistro-based food was prepared with respect and creativity. It was delicious. Like a good bistro, this is a place conducive to conversation (whether intellectual or mundane.) highly recommended.
The best food with great services. We’ll go back again. Mondays are traditional French night.
Amazing place, the duck and the chicken special were both phenomenal. Don't skip dessert!
One of my absolute favorites. If you like classic French food but want it cooked in a fresh modern style, go and go often. You con't be disappointed.
It was our first visit and we will definitely return. In fact, we plan on going again tonight
I LOVE L’Antagoniste and have been excited every time to go and happy every time I’ve left. The dishes are of such high quality that it stands up to the best NYC restaurants despite being in eastern Bed-Stuy.
Terrific and creative French spot in Bed-Stuy with an elegant and fun interior and a lovely garden out back (even had fireflies!). Spectacular wine list with some great bargains at the top end, great service, and inventive well-prepared cusisine. i will be back!
We sat in the garden. It is very inviting an makes you feel like you are in a garden in France. The service is perfect - friendly, helpful and warm. Food was fantastic! Slight but welcome twist on some classic dishes. We went for my wife’s birthday but we will definitely return.
A true gem for the area. Nice, upscale spot for aspiring foodies and nonfoodies.
As always, a perfect experience. We love L'Antagoniste!
We had brunch for 8 people, the service was good and the food was amazing. Everyone was happy with their meal.
Lovely service and beautiful food make this a must-try. The menu is on the smaller side, creative touches like dill sorbet on the salad make even classic dishes stand out.
L'Antagoniste offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 966-5300.
L'Antagoniste is rated 4.7 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.