A pair of fine-dining vets from Alain Ducasse at the Essex House reunite for this intimate Brooklyn restaurant, featuring a mahogany bar, antique oak floor and tin ceiling. Chef-owners Walker Stern and Joseph Ogrodnek boosted their haute-French chops with stints at American locavore temples—Blue Hill for Stern, Anella for Ogrodneck—before striking out on their own. The pair will dispatch hyperseasonal plates, dictated by the market, from an open kitchen. Look for dishes like marinated fluke with green apple, avocado, lime and cilantro, and roasted autumn fruits and vegetables with hazelnut butter and Greek yogurt. The beverage program features six draft beers, local and international wines and market-driven cocktails, such as the Fall Classic, which combines bourbon, cider, thyme, lemon and Angostura bitters.
255 Smith St
|Cross street:||between DeGraw and Douglass Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30–11pm; Fri, Sat 5:30pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: F, G to Bergen St|
|Price:||Average main course: $23. MC, V|