French Comforts at Pomme de Terre

A new bistro called Pomme de Terre arrived two months ago in bistro-challenged Ditmas Park, and the neighborhood hounds couldn’t be happier.

“Dinner was a pleasure start to finish,” declares KingsKetz. She reports delicious steak frites, duck leg confit, chicken liver mousse, and mussels in basil-scented broth, among other things; best of all, however, was a side dish of creamy potato gratin. (She faults only the desserts, with a chocolate mousse thrown off balance by excess salt, and run-of-the-mill bread that came up short next to the delicious house-made butter.) David W liked the rich cauliflower soup (with sweet rock shrimp), a buttery potato-leek tart, and the restaurant’s nice vibe.

In this changing Brooklyn neighborhood, the hound talk has tended to focus on more downscale eateries, such as the latest Pakistani hole in the wall on nearby Coney Island Avenue. (One recent exception was the Farm on Adderley, a seasonal New American restaurant opened in 2006 by the owners of Pomme de Terre.) Brisk business at the new place suggests Ditmas Parkers had a pent-up yearning for French cuisine. fkerm reports an overflow crowd on a recent Thursday visit. “Reminded me of Henry’s End at its height,” he says, referring to the Brooklyn Heights hound favorite. “We will wait until the buzz dies down.”

Pomme de Terre [Flatbush]
1301 Newkirk Avenue (at Argyle Road), Brooklyn
718-284-0005

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