Hit Sette and Brooklyn Fish camp last night ,each for a cup of wine and an appeitizer.
Nice space, smaller than expected but with really nice patio.It was their first night serving the full menu so i can understand why there seemed to be about 30 people working there. I assume they had the whole staff there last night, because they were tripping over each-other, there were so many people working the floor.
I sat at the bar and had a "quartino"
which is really just a 6 ounce glass of wine presented as if it were more. however it was quite nice wine. Now the pricing perplexed me. it is only 20 dollars for a full bottle (yay, fair wine pricing) but 9 dollars for a quarter.. hey...how about 7 dollars? Ate an artichoke appitizer at the bar. It was a quartered artichoke heart steamed and then covered with some kind of oil/breadcrumb mix. It was good but lacked something that i think i was a little acid balance to the oil. At 9 dollars i thought it was frankly overpriced.. more like a 6 dollar item.. i mean one meduim sized heart.
I must say one nice thing there is that they serve some kind of flat bread with a small side of olives with rosemary in olive oil.Very nice. The bad part of the bar is that it is very high, so that i felt like I wanted a phone book under my butt so I could reach my food.. an uncomfortable seating position. I think they might want to get higher bar stools.All in all a nice place, but will have to go back for a full meal.
Brooklyn fish camp :
6 malpeque oysters for only 10 bucks !!!(thats a good deal) fresh shaved horseradish and
excellent sauce migonette,,, great! oysters!!!!
however the wine is quite over priced..
8 dollars for a very small glass of rose..
Very friendly and nice people.
here is My conclusion.
Both places very nice,, but after tip was paid...ouch.
I drank 2 glasses of wine and ate 2 small appitizers between the 2 places and dropped 46 dollars. Plus didn't it used to be that wine at the bar the price included tax..? so the 8 dollar glass of wine is really 9 dollars plus tip..thats really 10.50 or 11 dollars.this
Now the beer at Brooklyn fish camp is reasonable..I think they have 3 dollar beers. why is the wine so expensive?
I saw a bottle I pay 7 dollars for retail for, I think 28 dollars..
come on ,,. stop gouging on wine please.
how about a plate of oysters with a glass of muscadet included for 13 dollars
I think things are a little out of control price-wise here in Brooklyn..
Its just a little too much for a very small amount of food and wine.
I guess the restaurants have stopped catering to any kind or middle class people and are solely focused on new influx of very wealthy, for whom 46 dollars is a mere drop in the bucket.