Brooklyn – Park Slope
375B Fifth Ave (bet. 5th and 6th Sts.)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Small plates big in flavor come out of this tiny kitchen and café. Reis Goldberg's menu is very personal, reflecting his past as a meat distributor (there's artisanal pork in the hot dog, heritage ham and grilled cheese, and Benton's smoked bacon in the BLT). He was also a maître d' at Manhattan mainstays Raoul's and Da Silvano, so there's a savoir faire to his long-running bar next door, Bar Reis. At Kitchen Reis, the menu is printed on a blackboard below the taxidermy head of a fawn and usually lists oysters on the half shell served with fresh grated horseradish, trout almondine and seasonal vegetables.