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Donna

27 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.710919 -73.967708
nr. Dunham Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-568-6622 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Latin American, Spanish/Tapas
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

donnabklyn.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri, 6pm-4am; Sat, 4pm-4am; Sun, 4pm-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.

Prices

$8-12

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

N/A

Profile

On a relatively farflung block of Broadway, Donna delivers Central American small plates and a smart selection of cocktails without pretense. The space, designed by the Haslegrave brothers (Duck Duck, Paulie Gee’s, Manhattan Inn), has a slick but comfortable feel, with a mix of candles and low-wattage bulbs hanging from vaulted ceilings. The menu is split into four sections: by hand, by sea, by land, and by sky. Smaller snacks, like chips and salsa, olives, or house pickles are bested by the pork-fat chili nuts: a hot bowl of cashews, peanuts, almonds, macadamia nuts with hot chilis, and roasted garlic cloves. Thinly sliced beef heart is soft and tasty, covered in olives and easily shared, as is the cupped scallop ceviche with tortilla chips. The citrusy escabeche underwhelms—it’s just cod filet precooked then marinated with cabbage and peppers. The pig-face terrine is good for a group, with its generous portion and distinctive flavor, while deconstructed chorizo empanada is more like a slice of flaky stuffed pizza. Somewhere in between cocktails and snacks, the beef and bourbon is an unusual treat for one, consisting of a shot of bourbon, a seared cube of beef, and a shot of beef bouillon. Well-thought-out cocktails are not to be missed, like the appropriately named Smokey Peach, with its mix of Mezcal Vida and peach, or the intricately spicy and sweet Scarlet Fever: ancho-infused rum with fruit juices and cinnamon syrup.

Recommended Dishes

Ceviche, $12; beef heart, $8; nuts, $4

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