Flatbush Farm in Prospect Heights:
Flatbush Farm is the new venture of Chef Eric Lind, formerly of Bayard, that opened on September 21, 2006. They have a happy hour from 5-8 nightly and also, from what we’d heard, a sumptous and unique brunch. Daily Heights appear to be big fans, holding frequent happy hour get together there as well praising the cooking. So Food City Bytes decided it was time to try it out.
Going off the farm theme, FF offers buckwheat blueberry pancakes and thick cut bacon:
The buckwheat pancakes were definitely worth it. Instead of mapple syrup, FF drizzles vanilla over them and adds a pat of butter. From the picture you can see they’re big….oh about 6″ in diameter! And the bacon is about 1/3″ thick!
All the food is organic….and true to form……fresh from NY farms.
The interior design is a perfect blend of country and city……. with wainscoating ….but in a nod to urban, NY style, painted black and topped with a cornice. The walls behind the counter in the dining area and the bar are made to resemble a general store…with equally partitioned boxed shelf areas and a display of large Mason jars below assorted antiques and knicknacks. Country and rockabilly plays in the background and the floors are wideplanked boards while the lighting is more in tune with a chelsea gallery. Here’s what wwe’re talking about as far as interior:
Above and below are shots of the bar area:
Flatbush Farm is definitely worth a visit. The brunch is good…it unfortunate that the mimosas or bloody marys are not included….and the environment is comfortable yet hip.
76-78 St. Marks Avenue @ Flatbush Ave.