The menu at this charming Clinton Hill restaurant—a spot appointed with gorgeous wood tables and a crystal chandelier—boasts a roll call of Southern, Latin and Italian dishes, but only a few transcend mediocrity. Pasta shells blanketed with a runny three-cheese sauce and topped with bacon and crisp-fried onions has great potential, but it really needs salt and sharper cheese. It’s hard to complain, though, when a half-portion of tender braised short ribs, chard and exceptional mashed potatoes can be had for $7. So what if the meat is fatty and the accompanying biscuit is dry? Good, rich gravy rights all wrongs.
|Venue name:||Maggie Brown||Contact:|
455 Myrtle Ave
|Cross street:||between Washington and Waverly Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 10am–11pm; Fri, Sat 10am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: B, M, Q, R to DeKalb Ave; G to Clinton–Washington Aves|
|Price:||Average main course: $13. Cash only|