First Look at Le Comptoir: Ex–La Goulue Chef Does Brunch in the Garden

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Photo: Michael Tulipan

Sebastien Chamaret, the pastry chef at Orsay who spent four years as chef de cuisine at the legendary La Goulue (and before that served at Jules and La Mirabelle), opened Le Comptoir in the former Cornichon space in Williamsburg today. Until the liquor license comes through and the market-driven French-American dinner menu launches in the fall, he’ll be offering only brunch, from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. every day of the week. If you’re taking a staycation next week, Le Comptoir’s 35-seat back garden (which you can see in our slideshow) is where you’ll want to fritter away your late mornings and afternoons. Or grab one of the eighteen seats at the chef’s counter to watch your bacon-cheeseburger sausages (from the Meat Hook, where else?) laid over a bed of warm lentils. The rest of the menu is below.

SOUPE DU JOUR $6

BACON-CHEESEBURGER SAUSAGE $14
WARM LENTIL & FRISEE SALAD

FRENCH TOAST “CRÈME BRULEE” $10
WITH BERRY COMPOTE

TARTINES of COUNTRY BREAD with… $14
CHICKEN BREAST, CARAMELIZED ONIONS, GRUYERE
BRAISED SHORT RIB & POACHED EGG
SMOKED SALMON, HARD BOILED EGG, HERB CRÈME FRAICHE

ASPARAGUS & GOAT CHEESE FRITATTA $12
BABY ARUGULA
ADD PROSCIUTTO $4

TRADITIONAL EGGS BENEDICT $14
CHOICE OF CANADIAN BACON OR SMOKED SALMON
ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES OR SALAD

SALADE FOLLE AU GRANA PADANO $12
BOSTON BIBB LETTUCE, HARICOTS VERTS, SUNDRIED TOMATO, GRANA PADANO,
BLACK TRUFFLE DRESSING

SALADE DE CRUDITES $11
SEASONAL VEGETABLES, HARD BOILED EGG, MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE

SALADE VERTE “TOUT SIMPLEMENT” $9
MIXED GREENS WITH HERB VINAIGRETTE
ADD WARM GOAT CHEESE $3

SELECTION OF CHARCUTERIE FROM HERVE KATZ M/P

Le Comptoir, 251 Grand St., nr. Roebling St., Williamsburg; 718-486-3300