Bisou Bisou is a cozy little restaurant and lounge serving American comfort food with a fun French elevated twist. The menu is seasonal and concise but filled with lots of love from our Parisian chef Sebastien Chaoui. He's a DJ turned food mixologist who prepares everything from scratch including his infamous brioche and his "dangerous" desserts. His cohort Michelle Reid is the owner and host who pours her heart into the carefully curated playlist of soulful sounds reflecting the spirit of what the BiBi experience is all about.. love, affection, connection and of course, "kiss kiss!"
Bisou Bisou is an extension of our living room where we spoil our guests with yummy food, delicious wines and our warm, relaxing and soulful vibe. We are located in the heart of Fort Greene which we consider one of the best neighborhoods in Brooklyn. We look forward to having you as our guest. To learn about our other properties, click here.
Exceptional. Exquisite. Orgasmic. Sexy. Dangerous. Oh, and FANCY!!…
Our food is tantalizingly tasty, simple and beautifully plated in our own uniquely stylish way. It's elevated by the chef's precise and classically French technique, and the carefully sourced ingredients which are kept pure to let the natural flavors and aromas shine through. Everything including our breads, desserts and sauces are made from scratch and with a whole lot of LOVE!
While the setting at Bisou Bisou is laid back and relaxed, the food is simple yet complex. That being said, when asked about his deconstructed banana pudding and the reason for making the dessert so “FANCY,” Chef Sebastien’s response was… “Yes but at the end of the day, it’s just a F-ing banana!!”
At the end of the day, we just want our guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy food that is sexy, yummy, fun and surprisingly WOW!!
Courtesy of our BiBi signers
David Ellis and Kilima Loukaka.
This cozy, quaint and retro chic room is an extension of our living room where we spoil our guests with the comforts of home! Yummy pillows, comfy chairs that feel like you're being hugged, soft and sexy candlelights... It's the perfect place for a seductive date, a fun night out with your friends, or a place to simply relax and unwind with a glass of wine alone. It's whatever you want it to be because it's home!
264 Carlton Avenue...
smooch cafe by day *
Bisou Bisou restaurant lounge at night
We're located in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, just a few blocks from the C, G, B, Q, N, D & B trains, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Barclay's Center, Fort Greene Park and the Brooklyn Flea.
Starting at 6pm
Photo Courtesy of ATELiER ATSUYO ET AKiKO.
With walls paneled in mushroom wood, our rustic dining room tables made by hand with "Build It Green" recycled lumber, and a collection of serving ware made from trees grown on mango plantations, Bisou Bisou is as enchanting as a walk in the woods.
The wooden elements throughout Bisou Bisou give the space a feeling of being immersed in nature where serenity, tranquility and comfort abound unless of course there are mosquitos.
A BiBI Playlist Sample
Join us for Happy Hour, Midnight Brunch and Sunday Sweet Spots each week. Stay tuned for our plans for New Year's Eve.
Michelle Reid is a native of Washington DC and currently lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. She worked in television for nearly 10 years as a development executive at MTV networks where she created and produced TV shows for Nickelodeon, MTV and Spike. She spent subsequent years working in the fashion industry where she produced runway shows, advertising campaign shoots and various fashion events for Coach, Reed Krakoff, Vera Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, Sonia Rykiel and Derek Lam. With the desire to start something new and create something of her own, Michelle took a leap of faith and opened the Bisou Bisou Lounge. It's the perfect fusion of her passion for great food, good music, chic style, and connecting with fabulous people. To explore more, check out the Ludilove Letters.
A bit about smooch.. This neighborhood gem has served amazing coffee, yummy avocado on toast and free wifi for over ten years. It's owner Basquali aka Mister B. Aka, "That moody little Aussie who always wears hats!.." opened the cafe with his then partner KalaLea with a mission to "bring people together and connect them in a delightful way." Hence, the name smooch because "kissing is the most intimate and delightful expression of unity".
Last year, Basquali and his wife Michelle closed smooch for several months to give the space a massive injection of love, with extensive renovations and a re design, and a commitment to keeping smooch's spirit and vibe in tact. Basquali's READ IT AND WEEP sign was posted out front announcing the rebirth of the cafe and the launch of it's sister brand, Bisou Bisou for French kissing or unifying at night.