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Juliette (lars stephan, Photograph: Lars Stephan)
lars stephan, Photograph: Lars Stephan
Juliette (lars stephan, Photograph: Lars Stephan)
lars stephan, Photograph: Lars Stephan
Juliette (lars stephan, Photograph: Lars Stephan)
lars stephan, Photograph: Lars Stephan
Juliette (lars stephan, Photograph: Lars Stephan)
lars stephan, Photograph: Lars Stephan

Bearing all the hallmarks of the nouveau bistro—rust-dappled mirrors, tiny tables, insanely good looking diners, a noise level that exceeds a racket —Juliette still manages a few pleasant surprises. The wine list is crammed with bargains (many solid bottles hit the $25 mark), and the kitchen pulls off some pretty neat tricks, too. Seared Cape Cod squid marries fruity-sweet with citrusy-tart, by way of jalapeño and watermelon; steak au poivre showcases the kick of superfresh pink, green and black peppercorns with a knockout veal reduction. But best of all, in warm weather a pretty roofdeck means you can escape the bistro—if you want.


Venue name: Juliette
Address: 135 North 5th St
Cross street: between Bedford Ave and Berry St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri 5pm–1am; Sat 10:30am–4pm, 5pm–1am; Sun 10:30am–4pm, 5–11pm
Transport: Subway: L to Bedford Ave
Price: Average main course: $16. AmEx
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adorable rooftop and there's a section on the first floor with adorable decoration on the first floor. we ordered the grilled chicken sandwich and juliette burger. the fries were delicious and we especially enjoyed the dipping sauce for the burger. the staff was friendly and attentive. 

Juliette's is a great little spot off the main strip in Willamsburg off the Bedford Ave. stop. I've been here many times for brunch and dinner. Both were fantastic! It's a perfect setting for a chill brunch with friends or for a relaxing dinner for two.

Every time I've gone it seems the menu changes every so often. But the usual favorites are always on the menu. They do NOT have a separate gluten free menu. However, the staff is very knowledgable and many dishes offer gf supplements and sides.

The ambiance and atmosphere of this restaurant make it special. Whether you're in the downstairs restaurant eating in the "greenhouse" or up stairs on the rooftop you're in for a delightful experience. The upstairs is a separate restaurant and bar than the main floor. So if you're looking for a rooftop evening, you'll need to make a separate reservation. Both get pretty busy so I recommend making a reservation before stopping in. 


I recently went to brunch here for my friend's birthday. The staff was pretty attentive to our party of seven. We had to wait a half hour for a table. I ordered the omelette, which was a special for the day. The omelette had spinach, roasted red peppers, and goat cheese. The omelette was tasty and healthy. However, the vegetable and cheese were not cooked into the omelette, which is what I would have preferred. The amount of spinach in the omelette was overwhelming. The garden vibe was really nice to eat in!


Came here for brunch, and although it was yummy, it was not half what i expected. The place itself is so charming - the indoor garden and the upstairs roof make it the perfect hangout spot. The service was on point as well, and the food was yummy. However, there are many other places in the area that have much better brunch. I will have to come back for dinner since it's way too nice of a place not to give it a second shot.

The steak tartar was solid - bloody mary's could use a thicker tomato juice. Eggs bennies were ok - go to Walter Foods in the area if that's what you're looking for though.

Generally speaking, I think the brunch food here is a little hit or miss. Plenty of it is boring and not as flavorful as it could be. However, you cannot really beat sitting upstairs on their adorable roof deck with a lamb burger and a cold glass of rose on a balmy evening - still one of my best dining experiences to date! I would say skip the brunch and go for dinner on the roof when it's open - and wait even if it's a long one - it's worth it!

If you love French-inspired cuisine and greenhouses, this is the perfect brunch spot in Williamsburg. The cafe nails typical brunch favorites like Eggs Benedict and Banana Stuffed French Toast—the quiche and the croque monsieur is also delicious. You can eat outside or on the roof deck (instant plus!), but dining indoors is also treat, since there's a sun room with hanging plants and bistro-style tables and chairs. It's perfectly quaint. 


We stumbled into Juliette after a long day of walking Manhattan and Brooklyn, getting lost and acquiring some blisters. We were desperately in need of some alcoholic refreshment, and Juliette looked like it could deliver. On arrival I realised I'd actually been in on a previous NYC trip. The decor is very memorable - think Parisian bistro mixed with greenhouse with a sprinkle of highway 66! We took a seat at the bar and were served straight away by the friendly bar-lady. The two cocktails ordered were strong, refreshing and pretty. My date ordered a whiskey-honey combination that slipped down very easily, whereas I chose a run-based Pirate-named cocktail (I'm a sucker for anything pirate-related!) Both exceeded expectations and we spent a very enjoyable hour, sipping slowly and appreciating the mid-90s girl-power soundtrack. Dehydrated, tired tourists that we were, we loved the fact that we were given iced water on arrival. It was a fab spot, and one I wished we had nearby in London!


I usually have trouble getting people to visit me in Brooklyn, but Juliette has eliminated that problem for me.  Every person I've brought here has absolutely loved their meal - whether it's the baked eggs at brunch or the spicy lamb burger for dinner - and no matter the season, the decor of the restaurant in gorgeous.  (If you're lucky enough to be offered a roof top table during summer, take it!!)  

The highlight of Juliette, though, is that the staff is always incredibly polite and takes their high standards very seriously.  During my last visit, we requested that a burger go back on the grill (it was cooked well already, the customer just preferred it darker), and they apologized profusely and gave our table free desserts.  Totally unnecessary but super appreciated! 

The spicy lamb burger is fantastic! It's full of flavor and really hits the spot when you're super hungry. The atmosphere is nice and so is the service.I definitely recommend this place.

Love the place and the vibe. Now they have Happy hour during the week and sometimes they have a DJ. Food is great if u are not vegan or vegetarian, and the cocktails are pretty solid like you are in a speak easy cocktail bar in the city. Service is on and off sometimes but it's a perfect spot and close to the train! Highly recommended.

Despite the fact that everyone else seems to love Juliette in Williamsburg, I just can't get behind it. It has one of those menus where nothing at all seems to jump out at me. But despite that, everything I've ever ordered has been very well cooked, and the place is beautiful, especially downstairs in the room with the hanging green plants. There’s plenty of space and a lovely rooftop. When my mom visited me, we sat right on the edge and people-watched as we ate. To me, there are plenty of places nearby that are a lot more exciting than Juliette.