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.
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|
|Do you own this business?|