G at Nassau Ave.
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Grand St. to Ash St., Brooklyn Queens Expy. to East River
Enid's may be a shoulder-to-shoulder singles scene on weekend nights, but its kitchen turns out surprisingly satisfying comfort food during the day and evening. The menu is small and focused on hearty, southern-style grub: fried chicken, blackened catfish sandwiches, pulled pork, and gooey baked macaroni and cheese. All-American desserts like chocolate bourbon cake and apple pie come from the nearby Blue Stove bakery. A popular brunch (be prepared for a wait) includes hangover-alleviating fare like fried cheese grits, the “hungry bear” sandwich (egg, sausage, and gravy on a biscuit, also available vegetarian), and leek-and-potato hash. The same room that seems like a rush-hour traffic jam on a Friday night is relaxed and airy during the early hours, with high ceilings, rustic wood touches, and large plate-glass windows facing Manhattan Avenue and McCarren Park. For people-watching (and smoking) during nice weather, there’s also a small strip of coveted sidewalk tables.Bar Hours
Bar remains open until 2 a.m. Sun.-Wed. and 4 a.m. Thu.-Sat.
Mac & Cheese, $9 with salad; blackened catfish sandwich, $12