• Critics’ Pick
  • James

  • American Traditional $14-$29
  • 605 Carlton Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • Neighborhood: Prospect Heights
  • Phone: 718-942-4255
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James brings a refined, hyper-localized touch to Prospect Heights in a handsome century-old brownstone. Proprietors Bryan Calvert (formerly of Bouley) and Deborah Williamson grow their own fresh herbs on the roof (the very ones advertised on an old-timey poster of herbs hanging on the restaurant’s mottled white brick walls), hand-mix tantalizingly strong brandy vanilla ice cream in the kitchen, and serve upscale cocktails from behind an antique wood bar. Seasonal is a style practiced here with fervor; expect occasional dishes like a puckeringly tart and sweet lemon blueberry tart and delicately roasted whole quail, depending on what local farms have to offer. Highlights from the menu constants include salmon cured in-house paired with roasted beets and mildly spicy horseradish oil and a kingly burger that tops a soft brioche bun with an expertly grilled-to-order patty of grass-fed beef and melted Cotswold cheese. The chocolate pot de creme is made with ingredients from Mast Brothers.
  • Hours

    Mon-Thu, 5:30pm-11pm Fri, 11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm Sat, 11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm Sun, 11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-10pm

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Dine at the Bar Brunch - Weekend Great Desserts Reservations Not Required Private Dining/Party Space Catering Romantic

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

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