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77 Solid

Prospect Heights gets a culinary boost from a New American joint.

605 Carlton Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11238



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While locally sourced produce, dairy, and proteins are now standard operating procedure in New York restaurants, James was ahead of the curve when it opened on a quiet brownstone block in 2008. It’s since become a Prospect Heights standby, twinning skate to turmeric-dusted potatoes and topping crostini with seared wild mushrooms. Mondays bring the ever-popular burger night, with deals on half-pound behemoths made from Black Angus beef and cumin-dusted lamb. Order one with the citrusy James’ Revenge, made with rye and vermouth, and you’ll be a happy camper.

What you need to know

Insider Tips On Monday nights, the kitchen rolls out an expanded burger menu that’s worth investigating.

Recommended DishesChocolate pot de crème; grass-fed beef burger.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized