The Dogwood (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Soul and southern American Brooklyn

Carolina roots run deep at this Southern-comfort Brooklyn joint, from North Carolina native Matt Weavil (owner of Fat Beagle) and his wife Ashley. Named after that state's official flower, the rustic 35-seat restaurant specializes in updated down-home eats: Gruyère biscuits with arbol-chili–strawberry jam; heirloom tomatoes with summer melon, country ham and crispy hominy; and a Berkshire porterhouse with sautéed dandelion greens and grilled peach compote. Find peach cobbler, as both dessert (bourbon-spiked cobbler with goat-cheese drop biscuits and buttermilk ice cream) and cocktail (sauvignon blanc with crushed peaches, cinnamon syrup and thyme). Potted dogwoods are set throughout the bluegrass-soundtrack space, which also features mason-jar chandeliers and 1928 church pews bought off a local nun.


Venue name: The Dogwood (CLOSED)
Address: 1021 Church Ave
Cross street: between Stratford and E 10th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 5–11pm
Transport: Subway: B, Q to Church Ave
Price: Average entrée: $19. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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