Woodland

Restaurants, American Park Slope
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Woodland (Photo: Caroline Voagen Nelson)
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Woodland

Woodland (Photo: Caroline Voagen Nelson)
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Photo: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Woodland

Woodland (Photo: Caroline Voagen Nelson)
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Photo: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Woodland

Woodland (Photo: Caroline Voagen Nelson)
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Photo: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Woodland

Woodland (Photo: Caroline Voagen Nelson)
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Photo: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Woodland

Brendan Spiro—owner of the stylish and sedate Northern European eatery Vandaag—loosens his collar and heads to Brooklyn to open this bi-level American grill, lounge and live-music venue. For the meatcentric kitchen, Spiro drew on international talent: star British butcher Jack O'Shea, who supplies Heston Blumenthal's the Fat Duck in London, and chef Merrill Moore of the renowned Hartwood restaurant in Tulum, Mexico. Moore works the meat slicer's pristine cuts into eclectic plates, like lamb T-bone with turnip and green-onion gratin; riesling-braised rabbit with rag pasta and licorice root; and clams and crayfish with hunter's sausage, maple sap, cayenne and celery root frites. To drink, find craft beers; draft, shaken and stirred cocktails (such as the Forest Julep, made with apricot-infused bourbon, walnut bitters and rosemary); and a wine list spotlighting six producers. You can dig into the full menu indoors, or retire to the backyard to sip chilled rosé and choose from wieners and brats cooked on the wood-burning grill. Park Slope brunchers can also watch live rockabilly bluegrass performances on the main dining room's stage, while late-night revelers will find live DJs in the subterranean lounge, which is decorated with paintings of wine-swilling satyrs playing flutes. The multiroom space—titled after the Flatbush Avenue's original Dutch name, vlacke bos, which translates to "wooded plain"—features exposed ceiling beams, brick walls and brown leather banquettes.

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Venue name: Woodland
Contact:
Address: 242 Flatbush Ave
New York
11217
Cross street: between Bergen St and St. Marks Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 5pm–midnight
Transport: Subway: 2, 3 to Bergen St
Price: Average main course: $25. AmEx, MC, V
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Mary B
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Found this place just when doing a search for places to get dinner near Barclays, was planning to meet up with a friend. Its a great location near a lot of trains. The decor and vibe is really nice, and it was a perfect spot for a chat. To be fair neither me nor my friend partook in what this place does best. We didn't get drinks and we didn't get big meat dishes. And we didn't go for the music or the yard. The service was very slow, we didn't mind cause we wanted to hang out, but would have been annoying if we were in a rush, or expected average service. Although it seemed like the servers were busy with a large party. Our portobello burger and chicken kale salad were just ok. A good easy place to meet up, but nothing to especially recommend.