Pink Tea Cup
120 Lafayette Ave.
They say the third time’s the charm, but the Pink Tea Cup may be the exception. After its third location change since Lawrence Page resurrected the famous soul-food joint in 2010, the current incarnation falls flat compared to earlier versions. The new venue is in a cozy location in Fort Greene, just blocks away from restaurant row on DeKalb Avenue, and is outfitted with rich jewel tones and photographs of celebrity customers. Entrees include burgers, waffle dishes, and dinner plates, but you may have to order multiples if you arrive with a large appetite: a country fried shrimp plate, served with two sides, was decent, but the extravagant price ($23) didn’t lead to a generous portion (six pieces of shrimp). The sides are your traditional soul-food offerings—collard greens, grits, candied yams. However, the restaurant’s signature dish is by far the best one: The chicken skin
is crispy and flavorful, the waffle soft and airy, and the syrup sweet
The Pink Tea Cup’s mission is clear: both the full name of the restaurant—Pink Tea Cup Chicken and Waffles—and the logo, which depicts a chicken and a waffle standing back to back, let you know what you’re here for.