2, 3 at Bergen St.
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
9th St. to Atlantic Ave.; Bond St. to Prospect Park W.
This venue is closed.
Fort Reno Provisions looks a little bit country, with chalkboard menus, a mirror collage, and a collection of salvaged wooden slats that call to mind an oversized whiskey barrel. All meats are sourced from star supplier Heritage Foods—and the quality of the pork shines through in selections like the fat-flecked “St. Louis-Style Ribs” delivered on a paper-covered oven sheet and slathered with a sweeter-than-usual barbeque sauce. While the meat is succulent, nearly every other element of the Fort Reno experience misses the mark. Service is passive and awkward: The space is divided between the bar and the kitchen, and diners must open separate checks at the two counters before picking up their own food, drinks and utensils. Parties of two eat from a shared tray, which makes for messy tabletops, and sandwiches that dissolve in their own juices cannot be consumed without a fork and knife. Beyond a comforting cup of mac-and-cheese shells sprinkled with breadcrumbs and cracked pepper, sides are either overdone (baked beans in too-sweet molasses mixture) or underwhelming (nondescript collard greens); the chicken option contains high-quality meat but still demands extra seasoning. Finally, the bar serves watered-down “specialty” cocktails in tall, straw-fed glasses, all but canceling out the impressive liquor shelf.Recommended Dishes
Pulled Pork, $8-$24