With more than 150 restaurants participating, “Dine in Brooklyn” was quite a feat. Diners from near and far tied on their bibs and hunkered down for three-course meals at restaurants across the borough. GO Brooklyn was no exception. Below, our thoughts on the restaurants where we dropped our very own $21.12.
|Who||Where||What||Was It Worth It?||Where They Get You|
|Gersh Kuntzman||12th Street Bar and Grill(1123 Eighth Ave. at 12th Street in Park Slope, (718) 695-9526)||An appetizer choice, main course choice and a dessert choice.||Yes, with caveats. Portions, especially the sauteed Thai calamari, were a bit small, but all were delicious.||They don’t. Normal drink prices apply.|
|Scottadito(788A Union St. at Sixth Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 636-4800)||An antipasto choice, a pasta choice and a meat course (try the braised short ribs!). No dessert.||Absolutely. By dispensing with dessert, Scottadito provides a full Italian meal.||They don’t. There was even a half-bottle wine special.|
|Christie Rizk||Cocotte(337 Fifth Ave. at Fourth Street in Park Slope, (718) 832-6848)||A salad with foie gras, steak au poivre and a flourless chocolate cake.||Definitely. Where — or when — else are you going to get foie gras and steak for $21?||With the drinks, of course. After three drinks (a soda, a glass of wine and a bottle of beer), the restaurant made the price of another dinner.|
|Ariella Cohen||Apartment 138(138 Smith St. at Bergen Street in Cobble Hill, (718) 858-0556)||Butternut squash risotto, a slab of grilled chicken served with buttery smashed potatoes and a cute mini apple and cranberry cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.||After enjoying the food — and the leftovers! — we are confident in saying that Apartment 138 was not trying to skimp.||With the $4 Pabst. But it looked great against the white tablecloth, so it was worth it.|
|Dana Rubinstein||Olea Mediterranean Taverna (171 Lafayette Ave. at Adelphi Street in Fort Greene, (718) 643-7003)||Lentil salad with falafel croutons, orecchiette pasta and a dessert choice of dried fig and mascarpone tart or chocolate torte.||Sure, but just barely.||They didn’t. The beer was fairly priced.|
|Rob M. Errera||La Maison Du Couscous(484 77th St. at Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, (718) 921-2400)||A starter, an entree and a couscous dessert of choice.||Definitely. Though modestly sized, the tagines were delectable, especially the lamb with artichoke hearts and green peas.||The host urged against the “Dine in Brooklyn” deal, pointing out the original prices would come out cheaper per person.|
|Adam Rathe||The River Cafe(1 Water St. at Old Fulton Street in DUMBO, (718) 522-5200)||Truffled chicken salad, sea scallops and the dessert trio.||More exciting than a week’s worth of deli sandwiches — and more expensive, too.||The $5 iced tea is a bit much, but it’s an integral part of the experience.|
|Rice(81 Washington St. at Front Street in DUMBO, (718) 222-9880)||A shared dim sum appetizer, curried chicken and gelato.||Absolutely. At two-for-$21.12, this was a great deal.||On the return business — because you’ll definitely come back.|
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