- Chris E. Aug 4, 1999 12:42 AM
Today I found myself on Montague St. in Brooklyn
Heights at dinner time, and as has been my usual
experience there, nothing looked particularly
interesting or inviting. Anyone have any favorites in
that neck of the woods? Do any of those easy-to-
overlook places have a killer dish or two, or
otherwise offer more than meets the eye?
Well, gee, since the Blimpies closed...
Actually I have always liked the Heights Cafe, which is
near, if not on, Hicks St. Their basics have always
been exemplary (hi-quality mixed greens salads and
foccacia were normal offerings here before they came
into vogue everywhere else). Some of their standard
offerings are wonderful dependable favorites - meat
loaf, burgers, brunch omelettes, etc. but they also
continue to new try things with their specials and
though some fall a bit flat, others are superb. I've
also found the waitstaff to be quite good and I've
never felt rushed, tho I have a few times spent more
than my share of time at a table during a busy time. I
like to go here after a Bargemusic afternoon concert.
re: Barb. H.
Are you talking about the Heights Cafe on Montague St.?
I think the place isn't very good at all. The food is
VERY hum drum, under seasoned, very mid '80's. I
think of it as a not very good rendition of a not very
good upper west side eatery. As Smith Street
continues to blossom, Montague St. and Brooklyn
Heights continue to languish. Saying this makes me sad
because I've lived in the Heights for 15 years (7 of
them on Montague St.)
I dare some one to open a good restaurant on Montague