The Beginning

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While studying abroad, The Brasserie Co-Founder Michele Roesch fell in love with the simplicity and charm of the French brasserie. The brasseries were places of familiarity where customers relaxed in comfort to socialize and enjoy distinctive French cuisine and drink.

When Michele returned from her travels she envisioned bringing such a place to Camillus, New York. Michele partnered with her mother, Nora, to bring their vision to life and together they set forth to build The Brasserie Bar & Bistro.

Despite growing up with parents in the restaurant business, the barriers to launch their new venture seemed insurmountable.

At just 23, Michele took on the role of general contractor to get her restaurant developed. She worked fervently to keep her teams organized and on schedule, even rolling up her sleeves to complete projects herself.

Though the road to opening day proved difficult, Michele and Nora never lost sight of their vision. Today, they nurture that vision by ensuring every dish served is house-made, European-inspired and served with a friendly smile. Their staff is inspired to always put the customer first.

What started as a quiet dream has unfolded as a dining experience unique to central New York. Locals and visitors alike choose The Brasserie as a place they can enjoy each other’s company in a comfortable and inviting setting while dining on some of the most delicious dishes in the area.

Through their success and support of their patrons, the Roesch’s have been fortunate to give back to the community and are especially focused on missions dedicated to fighting poverty.

While studying abroad, The Brasserie Co-Founder Michele Roesch fell in love with the simplicity and charm of the French brasserie. The brasseries were places of familiarity where customers relaxed in comfort to socialize and enjoy distinctive French cuisine and drink.

When Michele returned from her travels she envisioned bringing such a place to Camillus, New York. Michele partnered with her mother, Nora, to bring their vision to life and together they set forth to build The Brasserie Bar & Bistro.

Despite growing up with parents in the restaurant business, the barriers to launch their new venture seemed insurmountable.

At just 23, Michele took on the role of general contractor to get her restaurant developed. She worked fervently to keep her teams organized and on schedule, even rolling up her sleeves to complete projects herself.

Though the road to opening day proved difficult, Michele and Nora never lost sight of their vision. Today, they nurture that vision by ensuring every dish served is house-made, European-inspired and served with a friendly smile. Their staff is inspired to always put the customer first.

What started as a quiet dream has unfolded as a dining experience unique to central New York. Locals and visitors alike choose The Brasserie as a place they can enjoy each other’s company in a comfortable and inviting setting while dining on some of the most delicious dishes in the area.

Through their success and support of their patrons, the Roesch’s have been fortunate to give back to the community and are especially focused on missions dedicated to fighting poverty.

In The Press

We take pride in every meal, drink and event we create. Seeing our hardwork acknowledged by others is a dream come true.

Brasserie owner Nora Roesch and her daughter Michele (pictured above) tried a bunch of different recipes before settling on their mix. It’s a tomato-juice base with Worcestershire sauce, Frank’s Red Hot, celery salt, pepper and lime juice. The spicy blend includes some horseradish and more hot sauce. It was among the tastiest I tried on this journey.

Charlie Miller, Syracuse.com

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The menu is refreshingly simple for bar food. Rather than trying to reach and do too much or go gastropub crazy, The Brasserie focuses on apps, sandwiches, salads, paninis and a few specialty items, such as a traditional brasserie (lowercase b intended) dish like steak frites.

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This was risotto the way it was meant to be, silky with just a faint bite. The pork on top was wonderful, too. It was thin, so it would have been easy to overcook it and sap it of its juice, but that didn’t happen. It had a generous coating of sweet Marsala wine sauce, with more on the plate that made it easy to regulate how much we got with each bite.

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