At this tiny favorite on Park Slope’s restaurant row, the music is Portuguese fado, the decor (copper pots, rough-hewn communal tables) is faux farmhouse and the food is fantastic. The wide-ranging menu includes hearty comfort food from Portugal, Spain and Italy. Several appetizers and main courses described as “for two”—like the massive rib-eye steak carved at your table—would satisfy an even larger group. A thick port sauce adds further earthiness to chunky pine-nut–crusted lamb. The only drawback is a lack of reasonably priced wines on the extensive list.
|Venue name:||Convivium Osteria||Contact:|
68 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between Bergen St and St. Marks Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 6–11:30pm; Sun 5:30–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Ave; 2, 3 to Bergen St|
|Price:||Average main course: $19. AmEx|