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606 R&D

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606 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.678253 -73.968752
nr. St. Marks Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-230-0125 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

606vanderbiltbklyn.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 4:30-10pm; Fri, 4:30-11pm, Sat, 10am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm; Sun, 10am-3pm and 5pm-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at Grand Army Plaza; B, Q at Seventh Ave.

Prices

$8-28

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Equipped with a rotisserie and a Kickstarter-funded doughnut-making robot (yes, really!), City Bakery alums Ilene Rosen and Sara Dima's 606 R&D, named for its address and owners’ initials, serves dishes like Grandma Lucy’s puffy pancake, and a Hartmann’s hot dog with fresh kraut and Polish mustard at brunch; and chicken egg drop soup with butternut squash, dandelion, and mustard greens, braised lamb shank with prunes and black garlic, plus vegetable sides that reflect Rosen’s haute-salad-bar roots for dinner.

The rotisserie is employed not only for chicken, served by the half or whole, but also for drippings-basted cauliflower and rotisserie toast topped with Benton’s bacon. Grandaisy bread and Saxelby cheese are among the gourmet groceries sold up front, where the full bar dispenses kombucha on tap and reconceived classic cocktails, like the parsnip-syrup-sweetened Odd Fashioned.

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