Pâtés et Traditions
52 Havemeyer Street
(between 6th St & 7th St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Train: Metropolitan Ave-Lorimer St (G, L)
Hours: Tue-Fri. 12:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
No Credit Cards Accepted
Chef-owner Lorenzo Gantonio has plied his wares in European hot spots like Nice, Morocco and Monte Carlo. Now he's set up shop on an unassuming corner in south Williamsburg, and he couldn't be more enthusiastic. After moving stateside in mid-2008, Lorenzo unabashedly "loves New York. I love New York!" and so he decided to open a permanent Gotham home for serving up crepes and light Mediterranean fare. The long list of crepes includes both savory (brie and apple, mushroom) and sweet (Nutella, French chestnut, Suzette) offerings, and the prices are recession-friendly at $3.50 to $6 a pop. The entrees are pasta-centric, with a cream, bacon and parsley dish and a lighter chicken with white wine sauce. We're not sure the former tenant, Paper Moon Cafe, was around long enough to elicit any pangs of nostalgia, but hopefully Lorenzo's passion for the city and simple cuisine will prove a better recipe for success.