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Tag: Prospect Park

Rice Thai

Thai in Prospect Park.

What We Had

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I had the Dry Tom Yum – As advertised, it was just like the soup but dry – chock full of seafood (shrimp, squid, mussels, fish) and topped with fried basil. Taste bomb. Sticky rice was good, but not as good as Pok Pok. Light on veg, but tasty.

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My DH had the Pad see Ew with chicken – DH complained that it didn’t have much taste, but that dish is never a flavor wallop without vinegar sauce.

Decor

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Really pretty wood panels on the walls, nice decor all around.

Vaguely French instrumental music, with crooner contemporary songs and classics.

Service

Fine. Being the old people hour diners we are, we had the place to ourselves for most of the meal.

Overall Impressions

Not a bad little place. Not the ‘be all end all’, but lots of things on the menu I’m dying to try.

Rating

3.75 out of 5 for a varied menu and solid dishes in a pleasant atmosphere.

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Le Petite Paris

French bistro near Prospect Park

What We Had

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I had the braised lamb shank in tomato broth with julienne vegetables – the shank was falling apart tender and the veg was ok. Chunked instead of julienne, and underdone and sickly potatoes. Nice hearty broth.

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My DH had the steak frites – hangar steak with fries and salad – pretty good steak with gremolata; pretty good thin fries. Standard mustard vinaigrette on the mescalun mix salad.

Decor

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Lots of red leather, dark wood, marble and small lights, with French music over the sound system.

Service

Meh. We were one of two tables the night we visited, and the servers were deep in conversation at the bar.

Overall Impressions

Maybe a little better than expected. I’m always highly skeptical about the quality of French restaurants, especially bistros, because I’ve eaten at so many terrible ones. This wasn’t terrible.

Rating

3.25 out of 5 – a compromise. The proteins were good, but those potatoes; please pack your knives and go.

Littleneck

Lobster, clams & seafood in top end of Prospect Park /lower Gowanus area.

What We Had

We split the glazed polish bacon with tomato jam & homemade pickles appetizer. The bacon was peppery, sweet, salty, smoky & sticky. Good fat to chew ratio. Fresh, bright pickles with nice lingering brine and pepper punch. Thick and darkly alluring tomato jam.

I had the Little neck clams with chile flakes, fregola & mustard greens. Good seasoning with nice heat and a flavorful broth.

My DH had the roasted striped bass with purple broccoli, garlic cream & polenta. The polenta was creamy and the fish was well cooked.

Decor

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Weathered rustic nautical feel

Service

Slow service

Overall Impressions

Not a bad little spot for a bite to eat or after dinner drink. Low lighting, cozy atmosphere, good food.

Rating

3.5 out of 5 for good flavors but nerve-wracking service when you’re trying to catch a show. I suspect a subsequent visit might go better.

Dice

Thai bistro near Prospect Park

What We Had

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I had the Spicy Basil Chicken and my DH had the Pad See Ew with Chicken. My dish had a great taste with just the right amount of spice, and his dish had a surprising depth of flavor.

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D├ęcor

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Very skinny space with copper interior, exposed brick & layers of tin ceiling.

Service

Perfunctory.

Overall Impressions

Omfg I wanted the duck pad thai, but I was trying to behave calorie-wise since I was going to see a movie that evening, and a movie just isn’t a movie without popcorn.

Duck is an option for any menu item, and it looked wonderful.

Rating

A nice surprise & cheap. 3.75 out of 5