Every time I want to jump across the river to dine in Brooklyn, I find myself with the same first world problem: the hippest borough has way too many choices. So when I’m feeling indecisive, I usually turn to Buttermilk Channel. This Carroll Gardens reliable gem has been around since 2008 serving consistent and tasty comfort food with a seasonal emphasis. Plus, it’s a gourmet meal at a price that I can actually afford. Entrees hover around $ 20 – $ 28, and on Tuesday you can bring your own wine to help keep down the cost.
Once you get off the F/G train it’s a bit of a hike, but that just builds up my appetite. The New American menu hits all the right taste buds from the appetizers like chilled white asparagus soup right through the desserts like Doug’s pecan pie sundae. Seasonal, fresh ingredients are the key to everything, and the menu rotates accordingly. The fish here is especially outstanding (try the pan roasted flounder), but we won’t judge you if you go for the heaping plate of fried chicken.
Weekends welcome a coma-inducing brunch when you can score the chicken AND waffles. Best of all, on Mondays you get a three-course gourmet feast for $ 35 that is one of the best deals in any borough.