999 Manhattan Avenue
(Btwn Huron & Green)
Brooklyn, New York 11222
Cuisine: American Bistro
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Great
Cards: All Major
Hours: 5pm-midnight, closed Mondays
Booze: Full bar
Subway: G train to Greenpoint Avenue
Bedford & Bowery says:
The menu is dominated by what Matt Ricke describes as “straightforward American bistro” offerings: flatiron steak, a burger, veggie burger, mussels, and chicken wings. But there are some surprises as well, like the Borscht Salad (Brussels sprouts, potato, pickled beets, horseradish, and dill)…. If bistro fare doesn’t exactly spark a fire in your loins, Esme’s cocktails menu offers a bit more adventure. The Arabian Spring has Arak (anise flavored liquor from the Middle East), vodka, lemon, honey, yogurt, and salt.
Homey American classics like pot pie, flatiron steak and burgers are served up amid relaxed surrounds at this Greenpoint bistro lined with church pews and vintage wooden folding chairs. Seasonal craft cocktails draw patrons to the wooden-ceilinged bar, where exposed-filament bulbs create a soft glow.