Williamsburg has seen a boomlet in twee French restaurants, it seems, over the last couple of years, with places like Juliette, Gribouille, and now Le Barricou emerging to fill the wannabistro vacuum. The latter, as Rob and Robin report in this week’s openings, is the product of Jean-Pierres Marquet, of Marquet Patisserie. The place features a menu, recently added to our own booming database, which hits some of the standard bistro dishes (steak-frites, coq au vin) , while also making room for the requisite Asian flavors (grilled tiger shrimp, Thai mussels) that Williamsburg customers will likely be looking for. Now if only someone would open a good Chinese restaurant there.
Welcome to Union Street, the next Rue des Écoles.haha Photo: Hilary Hulteen