Mon-Wed, 2pm-11pm; Thu, 2pm-midnight; Fri, 2pm-1am; Sat, 11am-1am; Sun, 11am-11pm
2, 3 at Bergen St.; B, Q at Seventh Ave.; 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q at Atlantic Ave.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Brothers Mike and Michel Issa recast their bi-level bar Mitchell’s as a Southwestern restaurant called Piquant. The main floor offers a lounge with a full bar, the dining room is upstairs, and the 30-seat patio rests out back. The duo spared the bare-brick space from loud on-theme accents (though you might spy a potted cactus in our slideshow) ó brighter colors pop up in the food. The menu spans tacos (with homemade tortillas), sliders (bison and crabcake), four types of ceviches, two kinds of chili, and a slew of entrées. And plates themselves are higher than a Dallas cheerleader’s blowout.Brunch
Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm; reservations not accepted