Grocery Store that turns into a restaurant at night
Anybody know about this place in Brooklyn? I read about it in the NY Times but can't remember the name?
Are you thinking of L'EPICERIE? 270 Vanderbilt (at DeKalb) 718-636-1200. They serve a family style dinner on Saturday nights only and get booked pretty quickly. We went in January and it was so-so. The food was decent, it is BYOB, it was a fun experience, but for $45 pre fixe we were a bit disappointed [good salad with pears and cheese (can't remember the details), braised short ribs that were tender but oddly devoid of flavor, mashed potatoes with a similar issue, and fondue that was basically a melted bittersweet chocolate bar with unripe winter fruit]. Even so, we plan to give it a second chance when the local produce gets going.