Hart’s

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86 Very Good

An intimate 30-seat restaurant with natural wine and Mediterranean-leaning food.

506 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11238

718-636-6228

http://hartsbrooklyn.com/

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The lowdown

At first glance, Hart’s looks like a Brooklyn version of Wildair, serving clam toast with pancetta, a hefty lamb burger, and natural wine in an intimate 30-seat Bed-Stuy space. That’s a good thing, as this kind of Mediterranean-leaning food — easy but elegant — and a constantly changing menu makes this restaurant the perfect place for repeat visits. The team behind Hart’s has the chops, too: The chef, Nick Perkins, has worked at literally every restaurant in the Andrew Tarlow empire; his brother, Russell, helped design the space (which includes an open kitchen and a butcher-block communal table); and Nialls Fallon, the manager and beverage director, comes from Maiden Lane.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesGrass-fed lamb burger; clam toast; Venetian spritz; sourdough bread with ricotta and honey.

DrinksFull Bar