Sweetwater

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c/o NY Mag

105 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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718.963.0608

Cuisine
: American Nouveau
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: Cash Only
Price: $$$
Hours
: 11am-Midnight Daily
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.
Menu: Click Here
Delivery
: No
We say:

This former dive bar is now a no-frills, cosy cafe. Sparse but tasty menu with excellent specials. We also love the outdoor seating during the warmer months.

Citysearch says:

Not much remains of the divey Sweetwater Tavern except for the name, the pressed-tin walls and elaborate tile floor–remnants from the ’30s, when the space was a Polish diner. The owners of Carroll Gardens’ Patois and Schnack transformed the joint into a comfortable bar and restaurant with burgundy diner booths and milky sconces, offering a late-night menu to please the block’s post-concert crowd. Chef Tom Kearney (Blue Hill, Jean-Georges) presides over the contemporary, pared-down menu. His smoked trout, paired with capers and horseradish vinaigrette over a crisp potato pancake, makes for an exciting opener. Among the entrees, Sweetwater schnitzel layers a juicy breaded pork chop with a fried egg and anchovies for a tart bite. Succulent grilled hangar steak comes with finely battered onion rings. Though the strawberry shortcake has too-salty biscuits, the chocolate terrine brings together firm and melted textures with elan.

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