Another hound-endorsed Brooklyn restaurant has come forward with an attractive weeknight dinner deal. Tempo in Park Slope has gone prix fixe during the week, selling three-course dinners for $25. Steve R says this offer, like a similar one on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Cobble Hill’s Chestnut, is among the best dinner bargains around.

Choose from 8 to 10 appetizers, a dozen entrees (some carry a $5 supplement), and 8 to 10 desserts. At $25, Steve figures, prix fixe items are about two-thirds the normal price. The menu has been tweaked, with appealing new dishes like a tripe appetizer in tomato sauce, light and tasty pea flan, and outstanding seafood in lobster sauce over a lightly fried risotto cake. Old favorites remain, including duck pastilla rolls, wild greens with goat cheese roulades, and pappardelle with wild boar and mint. “Go,” urges Steve. “Before they change something.”

Light eaters may not find the new arrangement a bargain. jinx, who’s accustomed to splitting an appetizer, a dessert, or both, says, “The prix fixe, while a good deal, actually makes a meal there more expensive. This isn’t really a complaint, just an observation. We enjoyed our meal and as always, service and ambience are great.”

Tempo [Park Slope]
256 Fifth Avenue (between Carroll and Garfield), Brooklyn

Chestnut [Cobble Hill]
271 Smith Street (near Degraw), Brooklyn

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