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The Runner

458-460 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205 40.693127 -73.967084
nr. Washington Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-643-6500 Send to Phone

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

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Official Website

therunnerbk.com

Hours

Mon.–Thu., 5 p.m.–midnight; Fri., 5 p.m.–1 a.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5 p.m.–1 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–3pm and 5 p.m.–midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Clinton-Washington Aves.

Prices

$16–28

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This casual, tasty little restaurant takes pride in its laid-back attitude and American roots. The décor is almost stereotypically cozy (rough-hewn wooden floors, brick walls, French café chairs, and wooden beams along the ceiling), the servers are genuinely kind, and little surprises abound—for instance, the selection of American philosophy and poetry in the loo. The menu is full of modern twists on traditional American fare—the chef’s inspiration comes from recipes dating back to the late 1800s—but it’s the meats that are best, particularly the juicy suckling pig, and the exquisitely tender lamb shoulder made just right with the accompanying pickled onions. And it’s rare to find a Clinton Hill restaurant that serves a savory bone marrow topped with salted escargot and apple-onion jam, so make sure to order that. If you’d prefer just a drink, the bar abuts the dining room and stays open two hours past the kitchen. House-smoked sherry is the specialty, but go for the Bees Knees: a sweet little concoction of Greenhook Gin, lemon, and honey. The wine list is also impressive, and you can’t go wrong with the soft, medium-bodied Ramsay Cabernet Sauvignon.

Note: The Runner stops serving food two hours before closing.

Recommended Dishes

Bone marrow, $12; lamb shoulder, $16; suckling pig, $28

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