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Benchmark is open! (the cute brick house behind Loki in Park Slope)

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secondbecky Feb 23, 2010 04:35 PM

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?

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    StheJ RE: secondbecky Feb 23, 2010 04:46 PM

    Can you give more detail? Is it through the Loki back garden or down the block to 4th ave? Is it affiliated with Loki?

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      secondbecky RE: StheJ Feb 24, 2010 04:37 PM

      yeah it's owned by Loki. Go down 2nd Street and walk in through the metal gate that is the Loki backyard patio. Through there you'll see the brick house.

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      acola2010 RE: secondbecky Mar 8, 2010 01:12 PM

      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!

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        boccalupo RE: secondbecky Apr 1, 2010 02:26 PM

        Just passed by this place this morning. Seems like it might be a tough location.

        Wondering if others have tried it yet?

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          marcantel RE: secondbecky Apr 12, 2010 07:46 AM

          The location wouldn't be such a negative if they would bother to promote themselves a little. Their website still doesn't have a menu or any information after being open almost 2 months.

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            boccalupo RE: marcantel Apr 12, 2010 08:34 AM

            It is not an obvious location, but that could be part of the charm if they could just get the word out.

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              Bob Martinez RE: boccalupo Jun 9, 2010 08:39 AM

              "It is not an obvious location, but that could be part of the charm if they could just get the word out."

              The word is officially out.

              http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/09/din...

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