Sun-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-midnight
Nearby Subway Stops
R at Union St.
- Reservations Not Required
- No Alcohol
1st St. to Bergen St., Seventh Ave. to Third Ave.
In 2001, Lam’s Garden opened shop on a barren Park Slope block across from a gas station. It offered the usual Chinese-American dishes, boasting both speedy takeout and tableside service. A skyrocketing lease forced it into a smaller, nondescript room directly next door to its now-shuttered original home. While there are no more waiters, woks still jump with sizzling Chinese takeout standbys. Most stir-fried concoctions show the perils of cheap takeout, like greasy lo mein noodles, stale Peking duck, and watery tofu with black-bean sauce. But other dishes surprise, especially a toothsome chicken-and-broccoli dish, with springy green heads of broccoli and bits of white chicken lightly coated with a savory brown sauce. Crowds of schoolkids, often loitering in front of the small space in front of the takeout counter, dig the freshly fried cheese wonton, a fritter-esque junk food made up of cream cheese and sweet onions wrapped in generous, triangular wonton wrappers.Recommended Dishes
Chicken with broccoli, $6
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