MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
A Brooklyn Heights favorite, this sleepy American tavern is a consistent spot in a neighborhood that lacks a variety of serious eats. However, exposed brick walls covered with old-fashioned clocks set a cozy tone, and have regulars returning for the well-stocked bar, complete with myriad bitters. Slurp a few bivalves at the Oyster Room next door before settling in to a table, or if thirst beckons, sip an Old-Fashioned with barrel strength Bourbon while perusing the menu. Some locals head straight for the burger-focaccia layered with Gruyère, caramelized Bourbon onions and a juicy beef patty. Though ricotta and butternut squash ravioli, tossed in sweet brown butter and topped with crumbled smoky bacon, is a fine alternative.