Colonie

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Brooklyn Heights
Four veterans of Public are behind this seasonal American restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. Paying heed to the current barnyard-chic aesthetic, the rustic eatery showcases a vertical herb garden, grown on a wall dividing the bar and dining areas. The short menu features simple fare, like charcuterie, cheese and raw-oyster platters, and chef Andrew Whitcomb dispatches more composed dishes, including oysters baked with Worcestershire sauce, bacon and parsley, from a white-tiled open kitchen. Locavores will be pleased by the drink offerings, focused on regional beers, seasonal cocktails and five wine taps pouring selections exclusively from New York vintners.
Venue name: Colonie
Contact:
Address: 127 Atlantic Ave
New York
11201
Cross street: between Clinton and Henry Sts
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5:30pm-midnight; Fri 5:30pm-1am; Sat 11am-3pm, 5pm-1am; Sun 11am-3pm, 5pm-midnight
Transport: Subway: F, G to Bergen St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall
Price: Average main course: $18. AmEx, Disc, MC, V

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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Solid 4 stars for brunch (may be a 4.5 on next visit)

For some reason the menu just never intrigued us enough to stop in Colonie; however, when in desperate need of brunch and not wanting to walk any further I finally took the plunge.  


Despite being packed a table freed up and we were squeezed in.  Tables are tight and it is insanely loud so don't expect to have much of a conversation with whoever you are with, but nonetheless, it has a good vibe. 

Our waitress was awesome (Kristin I think) and really set the tone for meal.  She was really good at answering questions with not just an answer but guidance.  When my wife was curious about the iced coffee she said it was awesome and "came from a keg". Sure enough it arrived looking like a beer and was perfection.  Strong but not too strong and not too bitter. 


We went with the eggs Benedict on biscuits and and the duck hash.  

Presentation was perfect and the dishes looked impressive and were a generous portion size.  

The eggs Benedict was very good but the biscuits were seriously under cooked.  I am sure they would have swapped out, but we decide to just eat as was. 


The duck hash was the real standout. Great flavor and a ton of duck. In the end we ended up splitting our dishes as they were the perfect combination together.  A little duck over the hollandaise was delightful as was mixing in with the hash. We are definitely getting this combo again and just splitting from beginning. Only criticism of hash is that they need to give you two eggs.  One is not enough and leaves the hash dry in the end. 


Of course we so wanted the basket of made to order donuts but will have to save for next trip....