Dinner at 360 Van Brunt was rather charming. Rustic little room with fine Alsatian food. Very nice owner there working the room. The $20 prix fixe dinner was quite a bargain. A really good spatzel with rabbit, then cod wrapped with fresh herbs. A perfectly grilled lamb chop. There was a selection of fresh oysters. And a choice of two rather good salads - one with marinated pork tenderloin that really blew me away. A nice wine from the owners home town. However the waiter was sort of like Steven Wright caught in headlights. The meal took an excruciating two hours. Go with someone you need to catch up with. Plus its located right next door to a crematorium, which is really kinda creepy.
Hope & Anchor is still up and running strong with their new chef. Brunch seems to be packed all day Saturday and Sunday. My dentist on the upper East side actually told me he bikes out there on weekends. And they've been doing some really good specials. I had a great eggs benedict with a chipotle hollandaise sauce. Fresh strawberry pancakes. Plus they now have an entirely new dinner menu. An incredible braised red chinese pork with vinegar rice and greens. Monkfish papaillote with glass noodles. A killer club sanwich. And REAL homemade desserts. The best bannana cream pie I've ever had. A chocolate caramel torte. Homemade ice cream sandwich
As a resident of Red Hook it's really great to have a restaurant scene (of sorts) beginning out here.