I don't go to Brooklyn enough. It's such a shame because there are so many amazing restaurants in Brooklyn that I am missing out on. One such restaurant I was lucky enough to check out last week is No. 7 in Fort Greene. No. 7 is the epitome of Brooklyn dining; cool, hip, laid back, and with great food. Chef Tyler Kord's dishes are unique, homey, and terrific!
Filet of beef confit ($14), with watermelon radish, matzoh, chimichurri, and apple creme fraiche, was a really good starter. I loved the pairing of the juicy beef with the sweet and tart watermelon radish. Definitely unusual, and a really fun dish to eat!
Have you ever heard of fried broccoli? I had not until I had it here ($8), served with dill, grapefruit, and black beans. One word to descibe this dish: Awesome! I sort of felt naughty eating this vegetable encased in tasty fried dough. Another unique and fun dish to eat.
My entree of duck and pork shoulder ($22), served with pork broth, fried haricots verts, creme fraiche, and kumquats was also fabulous. After taking two bites I exclaimed this dish was a "hodgepodge of deliciousness". Each bite I took had a different flavor and texture combinations, and I could not stop eating this dish.
End your meal at No. 7 with either the molten chocolate cake ($8), with sesame, togarashi, and citrus, or if you want something more savory, the apple tart ($8) with bacon, cheddar, maple, and whiskey. Both desserts are truly wonderful.
So get your butt to Brooklyn asap, take the train, or take a cab, and head to No. 7. You will love the grub, and be cooler.
7 Greene Avenue (and Fulton St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11238