Sun-Thu, 10am-4:30pm and 5:30pm-midnight; Fri-Sat, 10am-4:30pm and 5:30pm-1am
R at Union St.
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This venue is closed.
If art feeds the soul as food feeds the stomach, Park Slope’s Night and Day seeks to nourish both. Sporting a jazzy Art Deco logo, pumpkin-colored walls, and a long, dark, convivial bar, the cheerful boho spot conceals a backroom performance space and grand ambitions. The brainchild of Judy Joice of the Lion’s Head and Robin Hirsch of Cornelia Street Café, Night and Day brings to Brooklyn the Greenwich Village stalwarts’ tradition of catering to and celebrating local musicians, artists, and performers. In addition to gallery space, the restaurant offers spoken-word or jazz performances nightly. Its well-prepared, accessible French bistro fare is a fine example of culinary artistry, too. Sure, the offerings are old standards—fresh field greens topped with oozy warm goat cheese; stalks of charred, grilled asparagus; a thick, mussel-filled Mediterranean fish stew sopped up with crusty bread; a towering cylinder of Key lime pie on a hazelnut coconut crust—but the execution is superb and the more you eat, the more deliciously complex these familiar favorites get. If only any of the artists who can afford Park Slope were really starving….Prix-Fixe
On weekends, a prix-fixe brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Night and Day’s website provides details on local artists exhibiting at the restaurant and schedules for nightly live jazz and readings.
Warm goat cheese salad, $8; Mediterranean fish stew, $17; roast natural chicken breast, $16