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L'Antagoniste

4.7
248 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Classic French fare in the heart of Bed-Stuy. For parties of twelve or more, please refer to our website for our three prix-fixe options.

Don't forget, we're open for Christmas and New Year's! They're some of our busiest days of the year, so book your table today!

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 248 people are saying
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4.6
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobert
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely covered garden with well-spaced tables, good food, attentive servers, a lovely brunch.

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vipJeffreyL
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch with a large party. Everybody loved their entrees, the covered outdoor setting was really nice, and the service could not have been better. A great experience.

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious and intimate and joyful — its beautifully lit outdoor garden is a wonderful place to reenter the dining world.

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Mason
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Everything thing was great until we got to the Steak and Frites—we ordered medium temperature—however, the steaks were prepared rare. 🤢

KB
KendallB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in the garden! A little louder due to the bar next door but still great.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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.

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ToyaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place. The duck was moist and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, generous service

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IvyInTheCity
London
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Miracle
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner stopped by several times to check on how we were enjoying the meal warm inviting atmosphere. Amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The food was ok.

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KatrinaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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Luckyone
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipFjason
Philadelphia
211 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

MG
MajaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff, tasty food. Meat and cheese board is must.

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ErnestoF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Delicious food. Great atmosphere. The outside seating in the back is lovely.

SM
vipShannonM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Music was the same over and over.

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Josh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was solid, traditional French cuisine. Not out of the ballpark amazing, but worth a trip.

JK
JasonK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAnthonyM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch French cuisine with a modern twist, in a chic yet warmly comfortable setting. Excellent service. An altogether delightful experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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vipJosephR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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FredB
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Friendly and helpful staff and wonderful food. Can’t say enough good things about it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my mom there for her birthday

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Genoveve
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Reviewed on December 16, 2018
Overall5foodserviceambience

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

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vipamee
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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vipYumm
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food with great services. We’ll go back again. Mondays are traditional French night.

KR
KevinR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, the duck and the chicken special were both phenomenal. Don't skip dessert!

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vipVman
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RichardR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit and we will definitely return. In fact, we plan on going again tonight

TJ
vipTheJosh
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipedEd
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Lizmara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KellieR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem for the area. Nice, upscale spot for aspiring foodies and nonfoodies.

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BSkillz
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a perfect experience. We love L'Antagoniste!

FAQs

L'Antagoniste offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 966-5300.

L'Antagoniste is rated 4.7 stars by 248 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.