Restaurants, Contemporary American Prospect Heights
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
 (Photograph: Alex Strada)
Photograph: Alex Strada
 (Photograph: Alex Strada)
Photograph: Alex Strada
 (Photograph: Alex Strada)
Photograph: Alex Strada
 (Photograph: Alex Strada)
Photograph: Alex Strada
 (Photograph: Alex Strada)
Photograph: Alex Strada

Design touches like a modern chandelier and a distressed concrete wall speak to the seriousness of purpose at this Prospect Heights newcomer. Chef Bryan Calvert’s menu includes beautiful heirloom tomato slices bathed in rich goat-cheese dressing, and golden seared scallops with a corn salad and watercress puree. Though it joins Brooklyn’s new destination-restaurant pantheon, James remains a neighborhood spot, as fine a setting for a meal as it is for a cocktail (try the James’ Revenge—muddled kumquats, Cointreau and rye).


Venue name: James
Address: 605 Carlton Ave
Cross street: at St. Marks Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 5:30–11pm; Sun 11am–3:30pm, 5:30–11pm
Transport: Subway: B, Q to Seventh Ave; 2, 3 to Bergen St
Price: Average main course: $22. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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If I lived in this neighborhood, I would probably be here all the time. It's located on a perfect corner in Prospect Heights with large windows letting in a ton of light. The whole place has a great feel and I could easily picture myself spending hours here with a few bottles of wine or some cocktails, which sound great. 

I thought the brunch was solid--I was looking pretty basic with my kale salad and avocado toast--and I want to come back to get their Bloody Mary and try dinner.