If you live in or near Ft Greene, Brooklyn, chances are you’ve had brunch or dinner at Abistro on Dekalb Ave.
Spicy pancakes, senegalese fried chicken, their signature senegalese breakfast, coconut oil seared plantains, sorrel mimosas…I will stop. Truth is, this place is one of the BEST spots in Brooklyn for brunch. Their menu is one of a kind! Labeled as “African Infused Cuisine” and prepared by Chef Abdul Gueye (owned by he & his wife), this place is a favorite for Brooklynites.
So when I went by there tonight for dinner, I was disappointed and saddened when Chef Abdul told me they’d be closing in just a couple of weeks. Abistro is not just a place that my circle & I choose for casual brunch, but it’s where I chose to spend my last birthday and where my good friends Marcus & Dawn chose to host their engagement party. It’s where my sister will be having her birthday brunch, this coming weekend! There’s something about the place and the chef that makes it feel like ‘home’.
Tonight, I had the citrus salmon. No drinks this go ’round. I also think I was the last to leave the restaurant. Just, very sad for more reasons than I care to mention.
If you have not had their food, I HIGHLY recommend you try it out within the next two weeks. If you are a regular..make sure you have your last few cups of coffee with a hint of cinnamon.
So long, Abistro.
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250 Dekalb Brooklyn, NY 11205 (347) 384-2972
Nooo!!! Tell them to move to Harlem. Yeah- we’re a bit over saturated with new restaurants, but most of them fail due to poor customer service and bite sized portions of food, neither of which i recall being an issue at Abistro.
Hopefully they’ll open up a smaller spot again 😀