If you’re looking for fried chicken and mac and cheese in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, you should be at Katie O’s. It’s counter-service, and there are only a few tables inside - but it’s great for takeout, and if we made a ranking of potato salads in the city, theirs would be near the top. Just be aware that they make their fried chicken to order, and it takes around 20 minutes. So call ahead of time, or hang out in the little dining room and watch sports on the big flatscreen TV while you wait.
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Glou is a wine bar and small plates restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Gardens that’s one of your best options in the area for a first/early date.
Risbo is a Mediterranean place that’s useful for an inexpensive, kind-of-healthy dinner if you live near Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
Honey Badger is a tiny, experimental restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Garden that serves things like ostrich tartare in an ostrich shell.
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Clinton St. Baking Company
During brunch hours, it’s not uncommon for people outside Clinton Street Baking Company to wait two hours for the pure, fluffy cakes of ecstasy that this place is known for. We won’t join them…but we can’t blame them either.
Minnie’s is a casual little spot on the LES where you can stop by for a burger or a farro salad without a reservation on a Friday night.
Finally, the kind of restaurant the Upper West Side has long been starved for. The Ribbon has style and substance and does classic food right.
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Silver Rice does fast-casual sushi and sushi bowls in Prospect Heights. Stop by for a good, quick meal.
Parkside is a Neapolitan-style pizza spot in Prospect Lefferts Gardens with interesting cocktails and affordable wines.
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