The Beginning

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.

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.

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