A new bar/restaurant opened on Carroll Street, right near the little bridge that goes over the Gowanus Canal. It is a strange location, but a lovely place! We had an appetizer of various pickled vegetables; a grilled pork chop with a polenta cake and creamed mustard greens; an incredibly moist but perfectly cooked chicken breast with marsala sauce, and apple fritters for dessert. It was a little too cold to sit outside that night, so we sat inside. Our only complaint was the noise, especially near the jam-packed bar. But the food was really great, and the service too. Overall, I would definitely recommend it!
383 Carroll Street (between the Gowanus bridge and Bond Street)
P.S. This is not food related, but I want to add that a new-ish jazz club, the ShaperShifter Lab, is only a couple of blocks away, on Whitwell Place near 3rd Avenue.