Carroll Gardens denizens have embraced Buttermilk Channel with open arms for its hearty American bistro fare and kids’ menu (mini cheeseburgers, clown sundaes). If you’re feeling friendly, there’s a large communal table where you can get to know your neighbors. Chef Ryan Angulo cut his chops at Manhattan’s stylish Stanton Social, among other places, and features a seasonal menu here, focusing on local, organic products. One hopes the buttermilk fried chicken with cheddar waffles will be available year-round. The restaurant is named for the tidal straight between Brooklyn and Governors Island, said to be so strong it could churn milk into butter.