Sweet Chick

164 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Cuisine: American/Southern
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Great
Cards: All major
Price: Moderately Priced
Hours: SUN – THURS : 11AM – 12AM, FRI – SAT : 11AM – 2AM
Brunch: Daily
Cards: All Major
Booze: Full Bar
Website/Menu: sweetchicknyc.com
Subway: L to Bedford Avenue
Delivery: No
We say:

Sweet Chick is the brainchild of John Seymour who also owns Pop’s of Brooklyn. The menu offers classic soul food stapes (all organic) such as roasted pork tenderloin, dry-aged rib eye, & grilled fish in addition to chicken & waffles. In terms of your waffle choice, you can order a regular buttermilk Belgian-style waffle, bacon + cheddar cheese, rosemary mushroom, or the special seasonal waffle. Delicious sides includes buttermilk biscuits, spicy shoestring french fries, ritz-cracker crusted mac and cheese, and pickled watermelon. Lastly, the deserts are worth mentioning as they’re amazing! The chocolate pudding with homemade ginger snap and pecan pie are worth a try. Speciality cocktails are offered, in addition to our favorite drink the “Tiger Woods Y’all” which is made of honey whiskey, cognac and lemon in an Arnold Palmer in a mason jar, of course.

Village Voice Says:

The menu’s bedrock is the venerable combo of chicken and waffles. This being the ‘Burg, the fried chicken mimics the extensively brined product sold not far away at Pies ‘n’ Thighs, with a thickish crust and pillowy flesh. While my own preferences are for a dusting of flour and not brining the bird (making it chewier but more flavorful), I’ve got to admit Sweet Chick’s product is perfect of its type.

Ny Mag says:

Though the design and vibe of Sweet Chick is generic Williamsburg kitsch, the food here is outstanding. If a hankering for buttery fried soul food can counter the ceiling chandeliers made from rusty feed troughs and water served in recycled Jim Beam bottles, you’re in business. We’re talking mac ‘n’ cheese that is mercifully creamy, and bacon-wrapped oysters that will make you consider ordering a second plate. And that’s just appetizers. Though a steady rotation of daily specials like roast quail on a bed of cheese grits and arugula are appealing, it’s hard to pass up the venue’s claim to fame: the fried chicken and waffle entrée. Choose either bacon and cheese waffles or rosemary and mushroom, and lather them up with an assortment of butters and syrups. Add a side of cornbread with some raspberry butter to top it all off. And if you can stomach it, no meal like this is complete without something sweet, and the bourbon double-down pecan pie might be the perfect capstone.