Park Slope Food & Drink Scene
Author: Ann Lindsey
One local favorite is Stone Park Cafe, located on the bustling 5th Avenue. Their dinner menu includes everything from lamb to squid ink tagliatelle, but their real strength is their weekend brunch. Another brunch option is Backyard, which has American classics like pulled pork and cheese grits on the menu. They also, as their name indicates, have a lush backyard area where customers can relax in the summer. Palo Santo is a more exotic option, perfect for those who like a Latin twist in their brunch menu.
Nor is brunch the only meal that draws foodies into the neighborhood. Fans of Japanese cuisine can stop by Wasan, which offers ever-popular sushi along with ramen and teriyaki dishes. Olive Vine Cafe is another solid and well priced dinner option with a menu that focuses on Middle Eastern cuisine. The garlic bread is the best in the neighborhood, and a BYOB policy combined with a lovely outdoor seating area helps guests feel at home.
Those looking to enjoy cocktails and appetizers have just as many options as the dinner crowd. Fonda has one of the best happy hours in the borough, and its bar food is in a class of its own. The Owl Farm has a menu filled with enough craft beer options to delight even the pickiest connoisseur. Commonwealth has a relaxed atmosphere and a jukebox, while Sidecar has some of the best cocktails and fries found in the city.
Those are just a few of the many and varied restaurants and bars that the neighborhood offers. Whether on the hunt for a simple lunch sandwich or an elegant anniversary meal made from locally sourced food, there are options that run the full gamut of affordability and taste in Park Slope.