Dean Street Restaurant

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day to all the lovely peeps out there!  Jenbo and I, mostly indecisive about the day’s plans, kept going back and forth about what to do Monday night.  First there was trivia.  Then there wasn’t.  Then there were talks of cooking, then not, and a slew of the possibilities followed: Valentine’s Day themed murder mystery at Radio Happy Hour?  Cringefest at a Housing Works Bookstore event?  Oh the options for a heart-shaped day.

We forgo-ed events in favor of food and dined at newly opened Dean Street Restaurant in Prospect Heights.  Prospect Heights for me is still unexplored New York.  I don’t know the area well enough yet to be familiar with the streets (and directions) and there’s a slew of great restaurants and bars to haunt, including Weather Up.   But back to the restaurant at hand: Warm, wooded, and intimate, Dean Street is an inviting place to be on a chilly night.

Eat:

Deviled Eggs (Jen)

Garlic Toast with Fresh Oozing Mozzarella

Brussels Sprouts with mustard seed dressing

Me: Chowder with Mussels and Clams

Jen: Pasta with Walnuts and Veg

Drink:  Spaten Pils

 

Dean Street’s kitchen is headed up by The Spotted Pig’s former chef – Nate Smith, and while it’s menu didn’t include the Pat LaFrieda burger I was jonesing for on Monday night, everything was delicious and incredibly flavorful.  Maybe it was because it was one of the first things we ate, or maybe there’s just something special in incredibly fresh mozzarella supported by a garlicky slice of toast, but Jen and I both agreed that it was one delicious appetizer.  I’ll definitely be back for brunch.

 

Dean Street Restaurant – 755 Dean St. Brooklyn, Ny

NYMag: Dean Street Restaurant

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~ by drywoodburstingintoflame on February 17, 2011.

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