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).
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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