C, S at Franklin Ave.
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Thirstbaràvin straddles the gentrification line in Crown Heights: For every recent-grad or old-school local balking at a $13 glass of wine, there will be a couple thankful for a place with a decent Burgundy. Thirstbaràvin has these in spades, and while the proprietors have given top billing to their supple, natural wine list—they own Thirst Wine Merchants in Fort Greene—there is much to enjoy on the authentic, unpretentious menu. Raw beets shaved on top of lettuces are so tender you’d swear they’d been cooked, while a lentil salad au lardons is a hearty starter before an entrée of cold sliced roast beef with a side of warm scalloped potatoes. A simple chicken leg baked in mustard and dill is another standout.Recommended Dishes
Mustard Chicken, $18, Lentil Salad au Lardons, $10