Rose Water

★★★★★
  • 787 Union St

    Brooklyn, NY 11215

    Cross street: nr. Sixth Ave.

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  • 718-783-3800

About Rose Water

Hours
Mon-Tue, 5:30pm-10pm; Wed-Thu, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Fri, 5:30pm-11pm; Sat, 10am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm; Sun, 10am-3pm and 5:30pm-10pm

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I've been going (or rather trying not to go to) Rose Water for 5 years now, and despite being displeased with the entire experience, have refrained from making negative commentary about this establishment. However, the awful experience I

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I've been going (or rather trying not to go to) Rose Water for 5 years now, and despite being displeased with the entire experience, have refrained from making negative commentary about this establishment. However, the awful experience I

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I have been to Rose Water twice, once for dinner and once for brunch!
It is amazing. The food is so fresh and tastes as though it was just picked from a garden! Their fish was delicious it was perfectly cooked, and the polenta was out of

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I have been to Rose Water twice, once for dinner and once for brunch!
It is amazing. The food is so fresh and tastes as though it was just picked from a garden! Their fish was delicious it was perfectly cooked, and the polenta was out of

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Very enjoyable brunch.

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Very enjoyable brunch.

Pros: Good food, good service

Cons: Little cramped

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their appetizer with the 3 dips is fantastic, their fish rocks. seaonsal and organic is the way to go and this is the restaurant to indulge!

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their appetizer with the 3 dips is fantastic, their fish rocks. seaonsal and organic is the way to go and this is the restaurant to indulge!

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My visit to Rosewater was pleasant and a great value for the cost. My friend and I both had the chef's tasting menu, which was five courses, but they gave us an additional two courses gratis. Only $58, and a wine pairing for only $28! Now,

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My visit to Rosewater was pleasant and a great value for the cost. My friend and I both had the chef's tasting menu, which was five courses, but they gave us an additional two courses gratis. Only $58, and a wine pairing for only $28! Now,

Pros: great value, creative dishes

Cons: small dining room, average ambiance.

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Had brunch here this weekend. What an experience! Although it was cold and breezy outside, we we able to wait for our table inside the covered porch and were able to stay warm, abeit crowded. The wait was approx. what the doorman said,

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Had brunch here this weekend. What an experience! Although it was cold and breezy outside, we we able to wait for our table inside the covered porch and were able to stay warm, abeit crowded. The wait was approx. what the doorman said,

Pros: All pros

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I had high hopes for Rose Water. I have to say the atmosphere - we had a table outside in the sun - was terrific, but overall, brunch was disappointing. The ingredients were fresh but the food was tasteless and the service atrocious. The

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I had high hopes for Rose Water. I have to say the atmosphere - we had a table outside in the sun - was terrific, but overall, brunch was disappointing. The ingredients were fresh but the food was tasteless and the service atrocious. The

Pros: great ambience, fresh ingredients, friendly waitresses

Cons: inattentive service, tasteless food, poor value

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My date and I went for a late brunch and had to wait outside longer than the doorman told us. But he was pleasant and it was nice out. We were feeling patient that day. I always avoid places were the tables are too close together, but

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My date and I went for a late brunch and had to wait outside longer than the doorman told us. But he was pleasant and it was nice out. We were feeling patient that day. I always avoid places were the tables are too close together, but

Pros: Uniqe dishes, creative and well prepared

Cons: Spotty service, overpriced booze.

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I'll start with the good: the food is passably tasty, if ordinary. Now to the bad: this place is overpriced and the service is atrocious. We've been to this spot several times (just didn't learn our lesson, I guess) and the people we

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★★★★★

I'll start with the good: the food is passably tasty, if ordinary. Now to the bad: this place is overpriced and the service is atrocious. We've been to this spot several times (just didn't learn our lesson, I guess) and the people we

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The place had a very romantic atmosphere. I enjoyed the place, and even the service was pretty good. It was so unfortunate the food was not. There were tiny portions, a little expensive and was either to salty or had no flavor. Quite unfortunate

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The place had a very romantic atmosphere. I enjoyed the place, and even the service was pretty good. It was so unfortunate the food was not. There were tiny portions, a little expensive and was either to salty or had no flavor. Quite unfortunate

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Overpriced and mediocre. Very disappointing, especially after reading so many positive reviews! Tasted like airplane food: some dishes were oversalted, others were too bland. Main dishes were overcooked, and the appetizers were greasy

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Overpriced and mediocre. Very disappointing, especially after reading so many positive reviews! Tasted like airplane food: some dishes were oversalted, others were too bland. Main dishes were overcooked, and the appetizers were greasy

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Rose Water was wildly disappointing. I dined with three friends, all of us enthusiastic eaters, and not one person at our table had a decent appetizer or entree. The salty overcooked fish and the flavorless undercooked risotto were bad

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Rose Water was wildly disappointing. I dined with three friends, all of us enthusiastic eaters, and not one person at our table had a decent appetizer or entree. The salty overcooked fish and the flavorless undercooked risotto were bad

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I'm a frequent patron of Rosewater in Park Slope, and I am consistently rewarded with a superlative dining experience at this neighborhood gem. I almost don't want to write this review-- I hate to let the secret out! The food is always

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I'm a frequent patron of Rosewater in Park Slope, and I am consistently rewarded with a superlative dining experience at this neighborhood gem. I almost don't want to write this review-- I hate to let the secret out! The food is always

Pros: Food, relaxed atmosphere, good value.

Cons: small space good for couples/small groups

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I live in park slope brooklyn and nyc for years. I have eaten at many great restaurants in the city. Rose Water ranks among the best thats out there. Which is shocking considering that it is a small neighborhood place. The philosophy

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I live in park slope brooklyn and nyc for years. I have eaten at many great restaurants in the city. Rose Water ranks among the best thats out there. Which is shocking considering that it is a small neighborhood place. The philosophy

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: A bit small

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If you're looking for somewhere small and cozy with terrific food, you've found the right place. I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Rose Wood. The wine pairings were excellent, and although the staff was a little too busy to explain what

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If you're looking for somewhere small and cozy with terrific food, you've found the right place. I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Rose Wood. The wine pairings were excellent, and although the staff was a little too busy to explain what

Pros: Wine Pairings, Excellent Menu

Cons: a little tight inside

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For all the great things I had heard about Rose Water, I was disappointed with the meal. Service was perfect, no complaints there, but the food was lacking in flavor and quality. We ordered beet and parsley soup and Charcuterie platter as

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For all the great things I had heard about Rose Water, I was disappointed with the meal. Service was perfect, no complaints there, but the food was lacking in flavor and quality. We ordered beet and parsley soup and Charcuterie platter as

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Visited during Dine In Brooklyn Week. The prix fixe choices were good (Apps:roasted sunchoke soup, duck prosciutto salad, or a market salad. Mains: roast chicken, skate, or saffron risotto. Dessert: Choc. peanut butter cake, vanilla

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Visited during Dine In Brooklyn Week. The prix fixe choices were good (Apps:roasted sunchoke soup, duck prosciutto salad, or a market salad. Mains: roast chicken, skate, or saffron risotto. Dessert: Choc. peanut butter cake, vanilla

Pros: cozy space, nice servers, organic/seasonal

Cons: can get loud

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Wow what a find. The food is great, service attentive and efficient. For restaurant week the offer 3 apps, 3 entrees, and 3 dessert choices. We ordered the soup, and the salad ? great. Entrees: skate - great, risotto- so-so. Dessert:

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Wow what a find. The food is great, service attentive and efficient. For restaurant week the offer 3 apps, 3 entrees, and 3 dessert choices. We ordered the soup, and the salad ? great. Entrees: skate - great, risotto- so-so. Dessert:

Pros: Food, service, value

Cons: N/a

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I went with my boyfriend to Rose Water for Brooklyn Restaurant Week and had a fantastic time. The food was awesome - just pure bliss. Loved the duck/prosciutto salad and the skate - the vanilla bean cheesecake was especially divine, as

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I went with my boyfriend to Rose Water for Brooklyn Restaurant Week and had a fantastic time. The food was awesome - just pure bliss. Loved the duck/prosciutto salad and the skate - the vanilla bean cheesecake was especially divine, as

Pros: Good location, Lovely Setting, Warm Service Staff, Great Food

Cons: Risotto didn't change my life

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Great food, great service, inventive chef, terrific wine list. Perhaps Brooklyn's best restaurant!!

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Great food, great service, inventive chef, terrific wine list. Perhaps Brooklyn's best restaurant!!

Pros: Food and Service

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I live quite far from this restaurant (about an hour by subway) and yet this restaurant is on my short-list of fave restaurants in all of NYC. The ambiance is very warm and intimate, the service always polite and understated, and the

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I live quite far from this restaurant (about an hour by subway) and yet this restaurant is on my short-list of fave restaurants in all of NYC. The ambiance is very warm and intimate, the service always polite and understated, and the

Pros: food, ambiance

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The food at rosewater is not your typical salt-fat feast, but a light, fresh, subtle and complex combination of textures and flavor. I ordered the black fish. It was served on a palate of green, red and white sauces. The white sauce was

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The food at rosewater is not your typical salt-fat feast, but a light, fresh, subtle and complex combination of textures and flavor. I ordered the black fish. It was served on a palate of green, red and white sauces. The white sauce was

Pros: Excellent food, cozy atmosphere

Cons: pricey

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My boyfriend took me here the day after Valentines day. First of all, we had a reservation the day of and because we had to work, we had to move it to the day after. They were very accommodating and did not give us a hard time at all.

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My boyfriend took me here the day after Valentines day. First of all, we had a reservation the day of and because we had to work, we had to move it to the day after. They were very accommodating and did not give us a hard time at all.

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I haven't been here for dinner yet, but I have had several brunches and all have been fantastic. It's hard to get out of here without a glass of whatever their special drink is. Usually sangria in the summer, but I've seen mulled wine

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I haven't been here for dinner yet, but I have had several brunches and all have been fantastic. It's hard to get out of here without a glass of whatever their special drink is. Usually sangria in the summer, but I've seen mulled wine

Pros: Great brunch, good prices, nice atmosphere

Cons: Nowhere to wait

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We love this place, except for the long waits for brunch.\r
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Brunch is great, and a great bargain. Best of its kind, anywhere.\r
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Dinner is a little pricey, but amazing. We go for special occaisions and we're always happy with the

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We love this place, except for the long waits for brunch.\r
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Brunch is great, and a great bargain. Best of its kind, anywhere.\r
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Dinner is a little pricey, but amazing. We go for special occaisions and we're always happy with the

Pros: Delish

Cons: Long waits at brunch

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I had heard good things about this place ever since I moved to Park Slope, but I saved it for a special occassion because of the price. My boyfriend and I paid a combined $100 for a meal without wine or dessert, and the food was

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I had heard good things about this place ever since I moved to Park Slope, but I saved it for a special occassion because of the price. My boyfriend and I paid a combined $100 for a meal without wine or dessert, and the food was

Pros: cute space

Cons: terrible food, bad service, way overpriced

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the food at rosewater is superb. the owner really knows how to handle customers to make them feel welcome. one piece of advice: make sure to get there with time to wait.

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the food at rosewater is superb. the owner really knows how to handle customers to make them feel welcome. one piece of advice: make sure to get there with time to wait.

Pros: organic, quality food

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The chefs may have changed; but their dedication to fresh food using the freshest herbs remains their strong point. Bioregional cuisine, they should call it; as they cull the farmer's markets and new york farmers for the BEST ingredients.

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The chefs may have changed; but their dedication to fresh food using the freshest herbs remains their strong point. Bioregional cuisine, they should call it; as they cull the farmer's markets and new york farmers for the BEST ingredients.

Pros: Best food, Taste Explosions!!

Cons: too small for their fans? They're kid friendly-but please get a babysitter!!

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Last time we were there we had the wine-pairing menu and dined with glorious abandon from about 6:45 to 10PM. Granted, it was a night of "urban flooding" but the service was spot on, the meal was incredible and the wines were so perfectly

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Last time we were there we had the wine-pairing menu and dined with glorious abandon from about 6:45 to 10PM. Granted, it was a night of "urban flooding" but the service was spot on, the meal was incredible and the wines were so perfectly

Pros: Ambiance, service, wine list

Cons: It really is tiny and absolutely inappropriate for kids

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Really a lovely place with amazing food. The menu is creative and impressive and elegant, but the vibe is very casual and laid back. Tiny space, but charming and romantic. A great date place, not for a group of friends. The service is

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Really a lovely place with amazing food. The menu is creative and impressive and elegant, but the vibe is very casual and laid back. Tiny space, but charming and romantic. A great date place, not for a group of friends. The service is

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I have been to this restaurant many times, and every time has been pure bliss. There is such attention to detail and warmth from the owner, and the food feels like it's prepared with love. Speaking of the food, it is delicious, my

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I have been to this restaurant many times, and every time has been pure bliss. There is such attention to detail and warmth from the owner, and the food feels like it's prepared with love. Speaking of the food, it is delicious, my

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Brunch is really delicious here! One of my favorites! But you usually have to wait a good while (30 min). Definitely one of my fav places in Park Slope for brunch.

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Brunch is really delicious here! One of my favorites! But you usually have to wait a good while (30 min). Definitely one of my fav places in Park Slope for brunch.

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My wife and I have been going to Rose Water since it first opened and it instantly became our favorite. We have brought everyone we know and have yet to have a single negative experience, or even witness it with other patrons. [OK, one

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My wife and I have been going to Rose Water since it first opened and it instantly became our favorite. We have brought everyone we know and have yet to have a single negative experience, or even witness it with other patrons. [OK, one

Pros: location, Excellent food, Amazing staff

Cons: can get crowded

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The reviews contradict each other, and I'm ambivalent, too. The vibe, welcome, and service are awesome, and the menu is intriguing, but in the end the food is just not so. The chef is ambitious with his combinations, but they don't always

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The reviews contradict each other, and I'm ambivalent, too. The vibe, welcome, and service are awesome, and the menu is intriguing, but in the end the food is just not so. The chef is ambitious with his combinations, but they don't always

Pros: service, wine, ambience

Cons: greasy food, floppy flavors

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My fave spot in the hood. Food from the farm. Menu and wine list that challenge instead of stoop. Low-key but spot-on service. Still the best in the Slope for my money.

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My fave spot in the hood. Food from the farm. Menu and wine list that challenge instead of stoop. Low-key but spot-on service. Still the best in the Slope for my money.

Pros: Small, Warm, Thoughtful

Cons: Small, No bar, Not great for kids

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I wanted to like this restaurant. Nice location, nicely decorated, warm and homey. Actually too warm and cosy - this was a hot June night and there was no air-conditioning! Very uncomfortable. Menu is extremely fussy with very strange

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I wanted to like this restaurant. Nice location, nicely decorated, warm and homey. Actually too warm and cosy - this was a hot June night and there was no air-conditioning! Very uncomfortable. Menu is extremely fussy with very strange

Pros: decor, service

Cons: food, menu, expense

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COLD FOOD CAME OUT SLOWLY. CHARGEDE TOO MUCH FOR FRINKS.

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COLD FOOD CAME OUT SLOWLY. CHARGEDE TOO MUCH FOR FRINKS.

Pros: NONE, NONE, NONE

Cons: NICE DESIGN

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Rosewater is my favorite restaurant in Brooklyn.

Every time I eat there I feel as if the chef and waitstaff have cooked, prepared and served a meal as if I am the only customer/guest. It's homemade food, great care is taken with each

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Rosewater is my favorite restaurant in Brooklyn.

Every time I eat there I feel as if the chef and waitstaff have cooked, prepared and served a meal as if I am the only customer/guest. It's homemade food, great care is taken with each

Pros: Excellent food, Small/Homey

Cons: , Make a Res!

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We enjoyed our meal here very much. My watermelon and feta salad was fantastic, as was the zaatar steak. Desserts were only alright... the cherry apple crumble was more like dense bread pudding, and the poppy shortbread with mead soaked

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We enjoyed our meal here very much. My watermelon and feta salad was fantastic, as was the zaatar steak. Desserts were only alright... the cherry apple crumble was more like dense bread pudding, and the poppy shortbread with mead soaked

Pros: quality of food, service, serene space

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We came all the way from Queens, and glad we did. Try the artisinal cheese's appetizer with Sardinian, Gouda, and Goats Milk--with Strawberry preserves for a dip and grapes on the side! Simply mouthwatering! And the tomato and thai

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We came all the way from Queens, and glad we did. Try the artisinal cheese's appetizer with Sardinian, Gouda, and Goats Milk--with Strawberry preserves for a dip and grapes on the side! Simply mouthwatering! And the tomato and thai

Pros: ambience, appetizers, wine

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Great place in Park Slope. THe service and help is impeccable. They offer different flavors and a variety of ingredients that blend very nicely together. The help with the wine was great. I will be returning to this place even though I

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Great place in Park Slope. THe service and help is impeccable. They offer different flavors and a variety of ingredients that blend very nicely together. The help with the wine was great. I will be returning to this place even though I

Pros: service

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Duck confit cigar was nice, thought slightly oily. Skirt steak was perfectly grilled and drizzled with a balsamic clove reduction which complemented the blandness of the beef. Housemade saffron fettucine (whose house? where's the

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Duck confit cigar was nice, thought slightly oily. Skirt steak was perfectly grilled and drizzled with a balsamic clove reduction which complemented the blandness of the beef. Housemade saffron fettucine (whose house? where's the

Pros: ambiance, location, friendly

Cons: attentiveness, portions, wine list

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I've been going here ever since it opened. I've brought friends, GF's, friends and family of GF's and parents. While it has undergone some normal transformations from being slightly pretentious when it first opened up it has been very

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I've been going here ever since it opened. I've brought friends, GF's, friends and family of GF's and parents. While it has undergone some normal transformations from being slightly pretentious when it first opened up it has been very

Pros: Intimate and friendly, Unique and fab food, Excellent overall

Cons: Small place, That's it!

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What an improvement from when it first opened! The food is just yummy. Terrific service, and food that is really appropriate for the season.

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What an improvement from when it first opened! The food is just yummy. Terrific service, and food that is really appropriate for the season.

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The decor is spare and homey at this seasonal American eatery, with off-white walls, sconces and simple wood tables and chairs. Many of the dishes have Mediterranean flourishes, such as the sauteed striped bass with maitake mushrooms,…

 

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