View From Table 9

February 18, 2008

New York Like a Native

We visited New York City this last weekend.  This time it wasn’t quite a vacation as we were there for some family events.   I did want to post about a sweet little B & B apartment in Park Slope Brooklyn though.  It’s owned by a French couple, Jean-Jacques and Leslie Bernat, who also run a nearby restaurant, Provence en Boite.   One block away, they have a “two bell” (NewYorkSpeak for two apartment building) they own. One apartment they live in; the other upstairs unit they rent by the night, with breakfast at the restaurant as an optional service.
The apartment is lovely, in a comfortable, feels like you’re visiting a friend’s apartment way.  There is a kitchen area, with sink, full refrig, microwave, coffee pot and small table. Then the living area with a futon couch, chairs, coffee table and a TV that currently doesn’t work.  Full bath and two bedrooms, one with queen bed and one with single bed.  The beds are not for people who like soft fluffy mattresses.  We did find out that the second bedroom (single) rents separately so we’ll be sure to pay extra to rent the *whole* place.

The location was quiet,  1 block off the canal, on a pretty block.  The hosts were wonderful, and as part of the rental they provide a delicious breakfast at the restaurant.  We ate there and thought the Challah French Toast with berries was divine!

To reserve the B & B, call the restaurant and ask for either of the Bernats.  We’re looking forward to going back again and enjoying their hospitality!

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