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The Pines

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284 Third Ave. , Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.677222 -73.985904
at President St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-596-6560 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

thepinesbrooklyn.com

Hours

Mon, 6pm-11pm; Wed-Fri, 6-11pm; Sat-Sun, 5pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Carroll St.

Prices

$18-$34

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

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Profile

The friendly staff at the Pinesnamed for a defunct Adirondack summer campknows its way around the focused, American nouveau menu, and seems to genuinely enjoy talking about it. The atmosphere here is of a now-familiar Brooklyn type: original tin ceilings up top and plenty of reclaimed wood on the floor, plus Biggie on the stereo. Two window-front booths offer seating for groupsa picnic table (à la Roberta's, where chef Angelo Romano once cooked) offers additional space for more. The dishes themselves aren't fussy. Greens (fresh kale, swiss chard, or bok choy) come with a surprisingly light egg yolk dressing, cherry peppers, and the satisfying, salty crunch of guanciale. Barely pink Berkshire pork shoulder comes accompanied here by rye berry, chestnut, and pineapple. Each meal begins with an amuse bouche (recently a blanched garbanzo bean with housemade crema and salt) and ends with a spiced blood orange soda palate cleanser. Euro-centric wines, six house cocktails, and a modest but solid selection of draft beer (and a backyard!) make the Pines as good a place to drink as it is to eat. It's all the fun of summer camp with none of the drama.

Recommended Dishes

Greens, $12; pici, $19

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