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Ginger Root Café

702 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.676961 -73.963623
nr. Prospect Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-857-1274 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Caribbean
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Nearby Subway Stops

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



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

While maps of various countries dot the walls, the Guyanese-born chef Lyra Petrie turns out squarely Caribbean fare. Tender oxtail stew simmers in its own broth for a day; gently breaded salmon cakes are well-spiced. Too bad portions are small and sides like macaroni and cheese or canned corn are zapped in the microwave. If you’re hankering for homemade sweets, take a seat at one of the small storefront’s wrought-iron chairs or wooden benches and sip a cup of strong sorrel juice until the baked goods emerge from the oven. They’re worth the wait. For a savory meal on the go, the café’s Jamaican patties are fresh and plump.

Recommended Dishes

Salmon cake, $1.75; beef patties, $5; carrot cake, $4.50

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