Last weekend I stopped by Roberta's in Bushwick, Brooklyn for a quick bite. The space exudes Brooklyn hipness, with it's wooden, old school decor, or what my sister calls "trendy cabin". It's definitely a cool place to dine in. They have a nice outdoor space too, (with an outdoor fireplace,) which I'm sure is popular when the weather is warm.
The food is pretty good too.
A special of tuna belly was simple and fishy, but good.
Hen of the Woods mushrooms ($11) with thyme, olive oil, and sea salt, was also simple, and tasty. The mushrooms were great, although the dish was a tad boring. Then again, it was just a plate of mushrooms, what else would you expect?
A Treviso salad ($10) of wilted radicchio, blue cheese, and pear, was excellent and delicious!
Veal Sweetbreads ($13) with Benton's mayo and Meyer lemon was mind-blowing and probably the best I have ever had. They were lightly fried and practically melted in my mouth. Amazing.
A wood-oven pizza ($13) topped with egg and guanciale was a fine pie, but I've had better.
A large calzone ($16) with artichoke, mushrooms, pesto, and ricotta was puffy and fine. I would have liked some more cheese in it though.
A shaker lemon pie was a bore and nothing special. I did enjoy the homemade whipped cream though.