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.
135 atlantic avenue, brooklyn, ny