F, G at Carroll St.; F, G at Bergen St.
Tasting menu: $120
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Closed for renovations.
Books, knick-knacks, and potted plants line shelves that hang on the soft blue walls as the waitress sets your place with dishes from the nearby china cabinet. Quiet music emanates from behind the bar. If this sounds like dining in a friend's well-curated living room, that's because Anna and Elise—co-owners, staff, couple—parlayed their dinner party habit into this restaurant on a quiet residential block near the Columbia Waterfront. The big difference being that most of us don't have friends who have cooked at the Spotted Pig and Aquavit, buy ingredients at the market each weekend, and make everything from pastas to pastries from scratch. The dishes are simple—mindful, even—and are now served only in a tasting menu.