A lot of Brooklyn restaurants look like someone searched for photos of “Brooklyn restaurant,” threw together a mood board, and went shopping at the restaurant supply version of West Elm for items that fit.
But not Sisters. The Sisters space is genuinely unusual and objectively awesome-looking, from the ceilings to the black brick walls to the massive white wood and marble bar that takes up the front room. And during the day, there’s a huge skylight that lets in tons of natural light. This place is straight-up PRETTY.
The space is the main thing you’ll notice at Sisters, located in Clinton Hill on the same stretch as pizza haven Emily (Sisters’ bar is a great spot to occupy yourself during Emily’s long waits). But the food, which includes solid takes on the usual suspects like kale salads, burgers, mac and cheese et al, is pretty good as well. Hanging out can also happen here during the daytime - a casual atmosphere and pretty people fill this place at all hours (they open daily at 11am), whether that’s dudes in Outerknown flannel shirts or babies wearing sweaters much nicer than yours.
While the backroom, which used to host DJs at night, isn’t currently in use, Sisters has added one of the better heated outdoor spaces in the neighborhood, located directly in front of the restaurant entrance. So you can come to hang out regardless of the weather, share some snacks and wine with someone you like, and then kidnap the people who designed this place and make them dress you in the morning.
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Fried Chicken Sandwich
Light, crispy chicken on a bun with spicy mayo and cabbage. As it should be. This is the sandwich option to get here.
Not the most, well, pickled fried pickles we’ve ever come across, but they do come with a zesty buttermilk ranch. And they’re chips rather than spears, which is very important.
Unlike your usual I-have-no-idea-what’s-in-here mush, the veggie burger here is crispy and full of black beans. If you’re a veggie burger person, it’s enjoyable, but you don’t need to go out of your way for it.
Chili crisp on top, cool yogurt sauce underneath - this might be the best appetizer here. Get it to share and then don’t.
Mac And Cheese
In a skillet. Tastes how it looks: good.
Kale Caesar With Crispy Chicken
Does this sound super exciting? No, but the kale is well-dressed with parm and bread crumbs and the chicken is, in fact, very crispy. No complaints on our end.