Benchmark is open! (the cute brick house behind Loki in Park Slope)
So full disclosure, I haven't eaten there yet. Just went in for a different reason on business, and wow the menu looks so delicious.... steak steak steak, foie gras, duck confit, and all the typical foodie fixins. I can't wait to eat here. It looks super cute inside, only about 10 tables total.
Has anyone tried it yet?
Ate here over the weekend
Great space - while the enterance off a side-street (2nd st) will hurt business I am sure it makes for a great approach, and the building has been really tastefully redone inside and out.
The food was terrific - great bread, homemade butter; amazingly good salad and the two meat dishes were great. The Steak was definitely great, I'd say the 3rd best in Brooklyn 1. Lugars, 2. Convivium and 3 here...thats amazing company. Essentially everything was great and if they can keep it up, Id say this will be a tough reservation in a matter of weeks. Dessert was a bit weak however - creative bread pudding and all the ingredients were great - itjust didnt "work" all that great.
Service - was friendly, prompt and amazingly professional.
All in all....We have a winnah!