le crocodile

a vibey hotel lobby french restaurant 

Le Crocodile is the kind of place where you go to perform a version of yourself to society. It’s the kind of place that strives for the energy of a busy Parisian bistro in the city center bustling with stylish business people and cosmopolitan tastemakers. A hotel restaurant that plays a role and contributes to an aspirational lifestyle. To be fair, it maintains that facade well and makes for a great backdrop for any business lunch, but let’s be honest, it’s probably more filled with locals than anything.

Le Crocodile is the street level restaurant in the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, the part of Williamsburg that feels industrial and more grown up and sophisticated than, well, Bedford. Like any good hotel restaurant, it is open all day, from early breakfast to nightcaps. But being right on the corner of the block, it also services the local crowd looking for a casual yet classy meal. The food is French, perfectly indulgent. The wine and spirits selection is generous. The space is lofty yet warm, casual yet refined, just enough to make any meal feel like an occasion.

in this building ^^

enter under the “hotel” sign vv

the details

Address80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
Hours7am – 10pm Sunday – Wednesday, 7am – 11pm Thursday – Saturday
Price$$$ – most mains are $20-40, sharable starters and small plates are $15-25
AestheticBrooklyn meets Paris, brasserie loft edition 

good to know

Go here for: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, etc etc

Order this: paté (they have a mushroom one too), onion soup, croque, steak

Amount of time to spend: an hour or two, it makes for a good weekday work session

When to come: anytime all the time but maybe avoid the weekend scene because it is a scene

Getting here: take the L to Bedford or the G to Nassau, it’s about a 7 minute walk from each

Other things to note: 

  • They take reservations via Resy.
  • They also have private dining and family style prix fixe options for larger groups.

Last visited: March 2022

Last updated: July 2022

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