- READER REVIEWS
Nearby Subway Stops
F, G at Seventh Ave.
- Great Desserts
- Kids' Menu
- Outdoor Dining
- No Alcohol
Ninth St. to Sterling Pl., Prospect Park West to Third Ave.
This venue is closed.
The folks behind Park Slope’s Mediterranean-infused New American hotspot Tempo knew they had enough of a good thing going that they could expand their concept from high-end sit-down cuisine to a mass-market café. And it worked. At this offshoot, they’ve done so without losing any freshness, flavor, or fun. The retro-chic space is all chrome and glass, with plastic orange chairs and orange highlights; a corner patio overlooks bustling Seventh Avenue and tree-lined Third Avenue, too. As to the menu, you’ll find ultra-thick soups and broths, pre-made salads, and daily lasagnas. But it’s the made-to order designer sandwiches that draw the crowds. Sandwiches range in style from richly Old World (muffuletta, Cuban) to haute diner (chicken with cilantro pesto, meatloaf on a bun with bacon and crispy onions). This is not a place to skip dessert either. Cookies, cupcakes, and brownies are almost good enough to have you reconsidering whether you want the absurdly creamy gelato. Almost but not quite.Recommended Dishes
Prosciutto and granny smith apple sandwich, $6.75; Thanksgiving day, $7.50; Presto porchetta, $6.75; Presto Cuban, $7.25; Old-fashioned meatloaf, $7.50; lasagna, $7; gelato, $2.50-$4.75
- Scientists Pretty Sure Humans Could Eat Food Grown in Martian Soil
- Another Restaurant Bites the Dust on Clinton Street
- A Talented Pastry Chef Will Open a New Bakery in the Rockaways
- This 3-D Food Printer Actually Makes Pizza So You Don’t Have To
- Bergen Hill Relocates to Noho With a Seafood-Heavy Menu