Brooklyn Proper (CLOSED)

Restaurants, American creative Windsor Terrace
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Julian Mohamed sure likes his neighborhood pride—first there was Dear Bushwick, his British-lilted love letter to the north-Brooklyn nabe, rife with locavore grub and birdcage preciousness. Now he's at it again with this New American bistro, named for the moment when Windsor Terrace was officially sanctioned as part of the borough. Enlisting Cait Whitbeck (Buvette, Chez Panisse) to run the kitchen, the farm-to-table menu spotlights Hudson Valley produce in dishes like cucumber gazpacho and sweet-potato wedges dressed in maple-swirled crème fraîche. With nose-to-tail economy, Whitbeck crafts duck three ways: cured into prosciutto, cooked confit with beet and cranberry greens, and transformed into a pistachio-studded loaf pâté. Cocktail maven Ginger Warburton (The Dutch, Isa) fills the bright, 450-square-foot space with terra-cotta pots bursting with lavender, dill and chocolate peppermint, employed in her house-made vermouths.


Venue name: Brooklyn Proper (CLOSED)
Address: 471 16th St
Cross street: between Gowanus Expwy and Third Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 5pm–midnight; Sun 5–11pm
Transport: Subway: F, G to 15th St–Prospect Park; R to Prospect Ave
Price: Average entrée: $12. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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