246 Dekalb Ave (at Vanderbuilt Ave.)
City: Brooklyn, NY
Phone: (718) 789-2778
Hours: Sunday & Tuesday-Thursday 8am 10pm Friday & Saturday 8am-11pm
Site: Visit the restaurant site
Area: Fort Greene
Fort Greene has suddenly become Brooklyn's hottest neighborhood, and Dekalb Avenue its very own restaurant row. So it's not surprising that last year, Laurent Saillard, the former maitre d' at Rocco's, and his wife Catherine chose to open their first restaurant there, complete with a gorgeous garden patio. And it's not surprising the locals have come in droves. Brunch is an especially great time to pay a visit – and if you do, don't miss the magnificent chorizo hash (available with eggs or on its own), or a very tasty smoked bluefish sandwich. Dinner choices are more elaborate, including roasted monkfish, roasted chicken with orange couscous, and hanger steak.
Review By: Brian Scott Lipton