Hungry Park Slopers are in luck, as a new steakhouse is bringing high-quality eats to the neighborhood.
The Flatiron Restaurant, located on Fifth Avenue near Seventh Street, has been open since last October, but has weathered some COVID-19 setbacks — and now, they’re emerging as a favorite of locals looking for high-quality grub.
The steakhouse, which claims to be the only formal steakhouse currently operating in Park Slope, specializes in a wide variety of specialty cuts of meat, including American Wagyu beef from Snake River Farms, but also offers guests delicious options outside of a traditional steakhouse menu.
Though just bursting into the restaurant scene, the chefs and staff at Flatiron have decades of experience in fine dining, with owner and bartender Nicholas Rotundo ensuring that the guests are always satisfied — and aiming to become a go-to spot for locals whenever they’re looking for a night out.
“Basically since we opened, I would say about 65% of our business is repeat customers and regulars who just love the feel of the restaurant,” Rotundo told Brooklyn Paper. “It’s not over-fancy, it’s just a very relaxed vibe that you can come and get a great steak.”
Of course, their specialty is the mouth-watering steak. But, tasty dinner menu options also include seared Verlasso salmon served with wild rice, grilled avocado with a rainbow chimichurri sauce and salads inspired by the surrounding neighborhood — like the Carroll Gardens winter salad and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden salad.
“The most popular dish now I would say is our Flatiron American Gold Grade Wagyu steak,” said Rotundo. “My personal favorite is the pork chop…which is really just amazing.”
For lunch, guests can still indulge in a quality cut of meat, but also enjoy unique dishes like the popcorn fish, fennel salad, short rib sandwich and more.
The Flatiron Restaurant also offers special event services for private events as well as catering options to fully meet the needs of any guest or occasion.
Flatiron also serves 20 draft beers, as well as a wide variety of specialty spirits to ensure that the drinking experience is just as special as the dining experience.
With some food critics worrying that the traditional, older city steakhouse experience is perhaps something of the past, the popularity of the Flatiron has proven that the demand for a delicious steak has not budged.
“It’s incredible the support of everyone,” Rotundo said. “They [food critics] better watch out, we are coming up!”
The Flatiron Restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday, with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner served from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information or to book a reservation at the Flatiron Restaurant, visit their website.