Marlow & Sons or Diner?
- tvham Nov 28, 2010 02:06 PM
Which would you choose for dinner? It'll be for my first night of vacation and am taking out a friend to thank her for letting me crash with her. Thanks!
Marlow & Sons
81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
this is a good plan, dougnash! i like both restos, but i prefer marlow earlier in the night because it gets super packed later, and diner has a darker, sexier vibe.
however, dare i suggest a third horse in the running? rye on s1st - really well-executed modern american. the crab croquette is lovely, and i fell in love with the lamb shank last year (it should be on the menu again for the fall/winter months). the meatloaf sandwich is rich and meaty and just hits the spot. also, superb cocktails, especially the southside.
247 S 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
I second the vote for Rye. It's also dark, has great drinks and even greater food. Was there w/ my wife and in-laws on Wed night. Had the duck confit app and some oysters - loved them both. The chicken dish was a different preparation than I've had in the past, as I imagine they are using more seasonal ingredients, but is always flawlessly executed. My wife had the monkfish entree which was delicious. Meaty but lightly prepared, if that makes sense.
In short, Rye is one of my go-to spots in BK. Great food with no pretense, casual but classy atmosphere and great food and drink. You can't go wrong.
Thanks for the input, everyone! We ended up having a drink at Marlow and Sons (ps...fantastic cocktails!!!) then dinner at Diner. I really loved the apps and the chicken - the burger was fine but didn't live up to the hype. Great space, service was casual yet still professional, I could easily become a regular here if I didn't live 3,000 miles away.