neighborhood favorite: chez moi.

September 4, 2012


one of the best parts about living in a big city is the proximity to and the abundance of delicious places where you can eat.  what’s even better than having an incredible selection to choose from, is having a few spots that you can always count on: the place that has the best grilled cheese, the other one with the best cheap taco, that little spot on the corner with best veggie burger. you know what i’m saying. for me, chez moi has the best cocktails in the neighborhood. it’s a spot where i can waltz in after work on a week day or invite a friend and know that i’m going to be met with something refreshing and delicious and just a little bit unexpected. nicolas, the bartender (or as the french would endearingly call him, the barman),  develops the cocktails using both seasonal and typically french ingredients. cassis, anyone? from infused simple syrups to housemade bitters, chez moi gets their cocktails just right. bonus points for the sunny spot and the lace curtains. monday to wednesday the oysters are just a dollar, though i’d argue that splitting an order of moules frites makes for pretty good happy hour fare, too.

barstools basilic_close taps counter door tequila chez moi
135 atlantic avenue, brooklyn, ny

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  • Reply Betty September 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    wow looks like a great spot! Great pics.

  • Reply Milynn {Love + Whimsy} September 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I love the brick wall! It looks like a lovely place to wind down after a day at work and with some friends!

  • Reply J+H @ Beyond The Stoop September 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    this place looks so cute! i wish i lived closer to brooklyn… that neighborhood is adorable too. unfortunately i work in jersey, so we live across that OTHER river on the west side of manhattan… in jersey city (there are some cutie patootie places here too though!)

    cheers šŸ™‚

  • Reply Olivia James September 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    be still my heart! walked by this place a few weeks ago and knew it was calling my name. date here next time i'm in brooklyn?!

    • Reply Erin September 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      yes, definitely.

  • Reply Anita September 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Oh wow…I think I've just developed a bit of a crush!

  • Reply felicita September 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    that's exactly where i want to be right now. lovely blog!

  • Reply Harri Davison September 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Ahh I miss Brooklyn so much, I'm taking note for next time šŸ™‚ x

  • Reply ocombe September 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I. LOVE. cassis!

  • Reply Jenna September 4, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I live in Brooklyn Heights and have passed Chez Moi a bunch of times, always wondering if it's good and if I should check it out. Your post totally convinced me to stroll in for dinner one night soon! Thanks.

  • Reply Leah September 4, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I walked in here a few weeks ago (after being de-nied at Colonie) and had the most delicious cocktail and curried mussels. I'm not ashamed to admit that I used a spoon to sip up some of the broth when I was finished! Will certainly return šŸ™‚

    And I know it's a bit trendy at the moment, but I also love the cocktails at Pok Pok. Who knew drinking vinegar could taste so sweet?

    I adore your blog, Erin. It makes me so happy to see the little details of my neighborhood captured so beautifully.

    • Reply Erin September 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      thanks so much, leah. so glad to have a neighborhood reader!

  • Reply kirsten September 4, 2012 at 11:20 pm


  • Reply Patricia Picard September 5, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    It's simply perfect, those pictures are stunning!

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