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Bar Corvo

791 Washington Avenue,
NY 11238
Phone: (718) 230-0940

There’s no arguing that Brooklyn isn’t hurting for good restaurants, but Prospect Heights is still a relatively underserved neighborhood, at least, compared to Williamsburg and Carroll Gardens.  Luckily, the guys behind Al di Là (one of the restaurants that helped launch Park Slope as a hip dining destination in the first place) have opened another spot in the area, so you have a better chance of sampling their home-style Italian cooking with less of a wait.  There’s lots to love, like Calamari with Almonds, Warm Farro Salad with Peas and Ricotta Salata, and Lasagna al Forno.  One of our favorite finds is on the brunch menu – the Crispy Duck Legs.  The skin is true to its name and the meat is juicy and tender.  It’s served with a salad of kohlrabi (a cousin of cabbage), lentils, apples, shallots, and sunchokes, and topped off with an apple cider vinegar-based sauce, which helps balance out the rich, fatty meat.  Pair it with the Fried Spicy Chickpeas for an extra crunch, or sop up the juices with a side of focaccia.  Either way, go check out this charming drop-in trattoria before the rest of the world catches on.

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