Sunday in Brooklyn, a three-story gem on Whythe Avenue ticks all the boxes: a relaxed neighbourhood atmosphere; great interiors; friendly service; and fantastic food. It’s open from breakfast right through to dinner seven days a week and it’s rightfully always packed full of locals (it’s new enough to be off the tourist trail) and in the summer tables spill on to the street and the roof terrace is open for business.
Some signature items are available throughout the day, such as the burger and black cod pastrami, but it’s worth coming by for dinner for the extended menu. We love the garden pickles, and chicken liver mousse with their incredible grilled sourdough bread, and a fresh black sea bass crudo served with crisp curry leaves, radish and turmeric. The standout for us, however, is the wood roasted maitake mushroom in an onion vinaigrette – you’ll want to order extra bread to soak up all those juices. For dessert, sit back with a big slice of the Chocolate Cake with Peanut Praline and Caramelized White Chocolate and plan your next visit.