Mon-Wed, 4pm-1am; Thu, 4pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 11am-3am; Sun, 11am-1am
M, R at Union St.
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20th St. to Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park West to Smith St.
Warm wood floors, antiqued-glass panels, and lazy ceiling fans give 200 Fifth the feel of a well-kept old saloon. In fact, this relaxed dining room-bar dates to 1987, which counts as serious staying power in this neighborhood. A loyal following returns for solid Italian/American food and everybody-knows-your-name familiarity. Thanks to a chef who ran the kitchen of Smith Street fave the Grocery, 200 Fifth’s familiar fare is expertly presented, like shrimp scampi on al dente linguine, and moist grilled salmon teamed with spinach and sweet corn. Weekday traffic is light, with scattered diners and a flock of bar regulars who’ve known owner Mark Gerbush since opening day. Weekends mean a wait for tables, but the long, burnished-wood bar, which serves more than 40 beers on tap, offers the full dinner menu and special “bargain” fare like sandwiches and pastas.Recommended Dishes
Shrimp scampi, $17