97A Hoyt Street,
Phone: (718) 852-7510
What we love most about this Brooklyn deli is that everything, from smoking the meats to pickling peppers, is done in house. This Montreal-style deli regularly draws Manhattanites over the bridge for their unique take on pastrami — a beautifully smoked, spiced Angus brisket, moister than any we’ve had to date. But it doesn’t stop there. Inspired by the smoked meats from his native Montreal, owner Noah Bermoff decided to recreate the deli food he grew up on in Boerum Hill. There’s Canada’s signature poutine (cheese curd-topped fries with gravy), a stellar matzoh ball soup, potato and green pea pierogies and even smoked chicken with rye gnocchi for dinner.
Don’t Miss Dish: The classic poutine; smoked meat sandwich; matzo ball soup.
End With: Check the specials board for daily desserts.
Drink This: Coney Island Pilsner or one of the other bottled beers available.
Occasion: Casual bites, weekday breakfast, lunch, decadent brunch