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Once they've gotten over the alleged convenience of the actually terrible L Café or the myth of the great Enid's brunch (it's only the excellent carrot cake and the prodigious amounts of alcohol everyone’s encouraged to consume that inspire awe), most Williamsburg food hounds sniff out—and stick with—Oznot's Dish. There you can sit with a newspaper in the greenhouse-like, mosaic-covered back room or outside on a desolate yet somehow charming strip of industrial warehouses and never be disturbed—even by the restaurant's notoriously slow waitstaff. But it's the ordinary meals with unique Mediterranean twists that have received shout-outs from everyone in the hood. Dinner options include a lamb burger on rosemary focaccia, $10, and flank steak marinated with Moroccan spices and served on rice pilaf, $12. Brunch brings bigger crowds and variations on eggs, like Huevos Tripoli, which serves them fried on lentil stew, or French toast spiced with cardamom and served with yogurt and fresh fruit. But keep in mind that though the food is Mediterranean-inspired, it's not actually Mediterranean. Case in point: an abysmally bland baba ganoush. Thankfully, they get region's general spirit right: the wine list contains more than 300 labels, and the delicious hibiscus iced tea is spiked with mint and vodka.Recommended Dishes
Hibiscus mint iced tea, $3; huevos tripoli, $7.95; cardamom french toast, $8.50