This is a beautifully-designed spot in the middle of deep residential Fort Greene, which means the restaurant’s huge windows look out onto brownstones and cherry blossom trees that are in view whether you’re sitting at the bar or at a table. What we’re trying to say is, eating here is a very pretty experience. And it’s an interesting one, too. The common theme among the food here is that it’s torched to sh*t in the giant wood-burning oven. The carrots, beets, homemade sourdough bread, and lamb sitting in a squash puree (that’s way better than you’d think), are all things we enjoyed here. Come on a date with someone who will be impressed/intrigued by a place with a mysterious bar over a letter in its name.
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