I'm a soon-to-be transplanted Chowhound from Seattle on an apartment hunting expedition. My wife and I will be moving to NYC next month so I can attend culinary school. Amazingly, I managed to find a great apartment in Clinton Hill with just one day of searching. Anyway, enough about me and on to the review.
Ever since I found our apartment on Thursday I have been trying to spend time in our new neighborhood (my flight isn't scheduled to return to Seattle until Tuesday). Tonight I randomly picked a restaurant for dinner. It is called SoulE and is on Fulton Ave between Washington and St James. The menu is Caribbean/Soul food and, best of all, everything seems to be priced very reasonably. I had a roti that was filled with a delicious goat curry and also ordered a side of fried plantains. I also have to mention that every table was given a small plate of some of the best cornbread I've ever had (and a not-so-great little pastry). The also served a complimentary glass of red wine, which was unfortunately chilled but tasted better after I warmed it up in my hands. I'm sure these little freebies are only because they have been open less than a month. Still, even without those little perks the meal was worth it. Total bill was under $11. Also, I'm not one who cares about portion size, but I should mention that I was only able to eat half of my meal and have the rest waiting for me in the fridge.
I'll definitely be back to try out some other items on the menu. They have a strong seafood selection and, based on what I saw on other tables, it looks pretty good.