Wilma Jean

Photograph: Filip Wolak
Chicken dinner at Wilma Jean
Carroll Gardens
Husband-and-wife empire builders Rob Newton and Kerry Diamond are playing a game of musical chairs down on Smith Street: their Vietnamese joint, Nightingale 9, is moving to the former Seersucker space to make room for this newcomer, a casual spin-off of their Southern-fried hit. Unlike the confounding shuffling, things get simpler when it comes to the menu: fried chicken is king, served as a dinner platter, in a sandwich or on a stick. Comfort-food classics like corn bread, cheddar-cheese grits and tater tots round out the offerings, alongside lighter salads like a raw-collard-and-roasted-peanuts combo. Natural light floods the minimally adorned space, which gets a boost of Deep South hospitality courtesy of communal tables and original Hatch Show Print pieces.
Venue name: Wilma Jean
Contact:
Address: 345 Smith St
NY
11231
Cross street: at Carroll St
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am-10pm
Transport: Subway: F, G to Carroll St
Price: Average main course: $14. AmEx, MC, V.
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