I was in Brooklyn lately and ate at two known places, I'd like to share my experience:
1) Basil - 2nd time there, totally underwhelmed, real lousy coffee, even after a fresh pot, Had their basic Pizza, Eh! nothing special, would've rather had a good slice at some of the regular Pizza shops we all like.Ok ambiance.
2) Pardess- Probably one of my best dining experiences ever! Guys I were with know I love food and ordered me one of everything! then when I eyed the burger and sliced meat sandwich ( with fake bacon) at another table, They brought those over as well.
Tongue - out of this world, so soft and delicious
Ox hearts - ok
Burger and beef sandwich - amazing (wish thry would have baguette buns...)
Lamb, veal etc - delicious
meat pizza - ok
They had this squash coconut soup that was phenomenal
Desserts were so so, but loved the unique Cammomille ice cream
Beers were amazing, nice wine selection,
Prices were incredibly reasonable, Service was great (loved the head waiter) My only regret is I didnt ask to meet the owner. Next time!