This sparely decorated eatery never aspired to be more than a terrific neighborhood spot when it opened, but it was lavished with praise and promptly became a Brooklyn destination restaurant. Co-owners Sharon Pachter and Charles Kiely are strict about reservations—forget to confirm and lose your table—but those are the breaks when a hot spot has only 30 seats. Pitfalls aside, expect a wonderful meal whether you order pan-roasted squid stuffed with black risotto, roasted trout or artichoke served with lemon-poblano aioli.
|Venue name:||The Grocery||Contact:|
288 Smith St
|Cross street:||between Sackett and Union Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5:30–10pm; Fri, Sat 5:30–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, G to Carroll St|
|Price:||Average main course: $23. MC, V|