Frost

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193 Frost Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211
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718.389.3347

Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
Our Rating: ★ ★ Meh
Cards: All Major
Price: $16-$28
Hours: Tue-Sun 11 am – 10 pm; Closed Mon
Booze: Full bar
Subway: L to Graham Ave.
Menu/Website: frostrestaurant.com
Delivery:No
NY Mag says:

When Frost opened in 1959, customers had to eat their calamari on the stoop. Today, third-generation loyalists hunker down on caramel-leather banquettes in the formal late-seventies dining room, where low stucco ceilings and softly-lit sconces inspire cross-table conversation. On a menu where seafood reigns supreme, traditionalists will delight in baked clam appetizers, a super-buttery shrimp scampi, and a seafood marinara brimming with lobster tail meat, tender calamari, plump mussels and not-for-the-squeamish scungilli. Moving away from the sea, the Southern-Italian entrées continue to follow the old adage, “Molto e molto.” (“More is more.”) Plates are heaped with slabs of chicken and medallions of veal then smothered in a bright, zingy red sauce or Marsala. Don’t scoff at the lack of subtlety; sop it up with your bread and be prepared to join that hour-long weekend wait only partly explained by the time it takes the regulars to kiss the waiters hello.

Time Out says:

Intense heat isn’t often associated with Italian cooking, but the whole chili peppers that come with the bread at this joint are truly tongue-numbing (don’t say the waiter didn’t warn you). Such spiciness whets the appetite for hearty Southern Italian cooking. Shrimp alla Frost is served in a garlicky cream sauce over linguine, with a generous helping of steamed broccoli; the lamb chop is perfectly tender and crowned with sautéed onions, peppers and mushrooms. Bow-tied waiters and leather banquettes transport you to the ’70s—when Williamsburg was just a small town in the big city.

Comments

  1. Josephine Genco Trapasso says:

    I grew up in Williamsburg and Frost Street was always my favorite Italian restaurant.

    Now I reside in Bronx NY but still come down to enjoy a meal at Frost Street. It’s as good as ever….my favorite is their seafood salad (the best!!) and their scungili!!

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