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Three Letters

930 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.682721 -73.963731
St. James Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-622-4679 Send to Phone

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

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Official Website

threelettersbrooklyn.com

Hours

Tue–Thu and Sun, 5:30pm–10:30am; Fri–Sat, 5:30pm–11:30pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

C at Clinton-Washington Aves.

Prices

$16–$18

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Romantic
  • Design Standout

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Named for its trio of tri-lettered owners—Asa Johnson, Cam Honsa, and chef Pip Freeman (of Carroll Garden’s the Grocery)—Clinton Hill’s Three Letters plates up French fare, but the execution is pure Brooklyn. Glossy, teal tile-clad walls complement rich burgundy banquettes, chalkboard menus feature hand-sketched trompe l'oeil flourishes, and a back server’s nook buzzes with Beastie Boy turned designer Mike D’s ode to the borough in toile wallpaper. Unfortunately, the careful consideration given to the physical restaurant isn’t indicative of the food served. Crumbly chickpea-and-celeriac crepettes are little more than vehicles for a bracing chimichurri. Several options hint at Freeman’s meat-free past; a bovine-friendly seitan steak fricassee comes sliced and plated in a brandy sauce, and can sate a vegetarian’s hushed carnal desires. The best bets are of the battered-and-fried variety: pickles dished with a herbaceous tartar sauce, a poutine-moules-frites hybrid in an earthy mushroom white-wine gravy, and bugnes (ribbons of sugar-coated fried dough) served with ramekins of salted chocolate, crème anglaise, and tart fig compote. Red and white wine and beer are all on tap, and if you’re feeling something stronger, one of the five cocktails is called “Death in Brooklyn.”

Recommended Dishes

Bugnes, $7; Death in Brooklyn cocktail, $10

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