Elberta Restaurant (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Contemporary American Prospect Heights
3 out of 5 stars
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Elberta Restaurant (CLOSED)

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Nested on Flatbush Avenue’s Prospect Heights and Park Slope divide, this family-owned restaurant serves a culturally rich, progressive and diverse community with New American fine dining without the fine dining fuss. Comfort favorites like bar wings are upgraded to Sticky Wings with habanero ginger glaze, while bourbon syrup illuminates the Chicken & Waffle.

A dedication to its seasonal menu is what separates competition furthest. Culinary innovation––curry goat ravioli to jerk fried oysters––pillars Chef Akins Amoroso’s menu year-round. The speakeasy-inspired décor softened by floral subtlety and Edison lighting creates a cozy atmosphere and rare intimacy between patron and staff at bar or in dining room. It is no surprise that elberta is a 2015 Bib Gourmand selection.


Venue name: Elberta Restaurant (CLOSED)
Address: 335 Flatbush Avenue
Price: $30 and under
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My friend and I visited this establishment for dinner. The reviews were pretty good, so we came in with certain expectations. When we walked in, we had to wait to noticed by the staff, then using hand signals, figured out that we could sit where ever we wanted. We looked at the menu for awhile, it was pretty limited, but we finally selected our entrees.

Once we decided on our entrees we had to wait for the waitress to notice us. She was friendly, took our orders and then we waited, waited and waited some more for our food. The wait time for our food was outrageous, especially because we were the only party seated for diner service, but there was a crowd at the bar also ordering. We were starving by the time our food arrived at the table.

I ordered the brick jerk chicken and my friend ordered lobster fettuccine. My jerk chicken was a half chicken, which was very flavorful n moist, but was only served with five plantain chips. I expected at least a side of rice for $17 dollars. My friend's lobster fettuccine was made with angel hair pasta and had virtually no cheese sauce on it. My friend's pasta was too dry, so she decided to send it back. They made her a fresh batch, but it only had about a tablespoon more of sauce. I guess that the waitress may have noticed how displeased we were, so she gave us  the customer appreciation discount (10%). 

In addition, while we were waiting for our orders to come from the kitchen, I noticed a sweet bread smell, I figured out that it was a waffle being made. When I inquired about the chicken and waffle dish, the waitress informed me that they don't serve those during dinner time, which obviously isn't true. I won't be returning here for dinner, but brunch looks interesting.