Recently Opened Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 07/02/2014
Photo: Kathleen Houle
Delaware and Hudson
135 N. 5th St., 718-218-8191, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Farm-to-table food is at the heart of this endearing restaurant, whose main attraction is chef Patti Jackson. She has enjoyed a following in Manhattan for decades, especially at I Trulli in Gramercy, and now Brooklyn is getting a taste of her talents. Her great-grandfather worked for the Delaware and Hudson Railway, which operated in the Northeast, and her lunch menu reflects the route, from a Baltimore crab cake sandwich (at brunch the cakes are served with poached eggs) to Pennsylvania-style, sweet-and-sour sloppy joes (called wimpies). But lunch really can't get more perfect than tender, house-cured corned beef on soft rye accompanied by pickled beets. At dinner a seasonal, four-course menu for $48 is available, featuring local cod or pan-roasted duck breast, for instance. The small space, which used to be Egg, has an elementary design, with comfortable wooden tables and photos of radishes and asparagus. The brief European wine list is well curated.