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Lookout Hill Smokehouse

230 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.675728 -73.980941
at President St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-399-2161 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: BBQ
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Nearby Subway Stops

R at Union St.

Prices

$9-$14

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Outdoor Dining

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

This leafy, pedestrian-heavy corner of Park Slope is notorious for its restaurants' short life spans, so, perhaps to reverse the curse, Lookout Hill tries to stand out from stereotypical barbecue joints. Gone are the usual plank tables and barrel stools, supplanted by modern green furniture and bright lighting. But while shotgun-shack accoutrements are out, Lookout Hill takes a shotgun approach to food, with a pan-southern menu that includes everything from beef brisket to pulled pork—and then tosses in locally made kielbasa. Among the meats, ordered by the quarter-, half- or full pound, the most successful is pulled pork. No Eastern Carolinian would accept this sauced-up heap of shredded pork shoulder as authentic, but the results are still satisfying, if a mite too sweet. The spare ribs, however, can be criminally overcooked and flavorless, and no amount of the house's toothless barbecue sauce can revive them. Among side dishes and appetizers, the best is the subtly garlicky macaroni and cheese, which doesn't go overboard with the butter and cheese. In a reversal from the scattered theme of the food menu, the bar has an impressive selection of bourbon.

Recommended Dishes

Macaroni and cheese with garlic bread crumbs, $8; pulled-pork sandwich with cabbage slaw, $9; pulled pork, $8 per half-pound

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