A lot of new Brooklyn restaurants look like someone searched for photos of “Brooklyn restaurant,” threw together a Pinterest board, and went shopping at the restaurant supply version of West Elm for items that fit.
But not Sisters. The Sisters space is genuinely unusual and objectively awesome-looking, from the ceilings to the black brick walls to the massive white wood and marble bar that takes up the front room. And during the day, there’s a huge skylight that lets in tons of natural light. This place is straight up PRETTY.
The space is the main thing you’ll notice at Sisters, located in Clinton Hill on the same stretch as pizza haven Emily (Sisters’ bar is a great spot to occupy yourself during Emily’s three-hour wait). But the food, which includes fresh, solid takes on the usual suspects like kale, burger, mac and cheese et al, is pretty good as well. At night, a DJ takes over in the back room, and the whole space turns into more of a bar and general place of drinking and hanging out. Hanging out can also happen here during the daytime - chill vibes and pretty people fill this place at all hours, whether that’s dudes in Steven Alan plaid shirts or babies wearing sweaters much nicer than yours.
Those chill vibes, unfortunately, can also seep into the service at Sisters - no one exactly seems to be in charge, so figuring out how long you’ll have to wait for a table or getting a drink refill can be more challenging than they should be. But come to hang out, eat some farm-to-table-y comfort food, and then kidnap the people who designed this place and make them dress you in the morning.
It’s basically a meatball sitting in tomato sauce, with a hardboiled egg inside. Not mad at it.
Light, crispy chicken on a bun with spicy mayo and cabbage. As it should be. This is the sandwich option to get here.
In a skillet. Tastes how it looks: good.
Sleeper pick. The tender steak kebabs come on top of some grains, with pickled onions and chimichurri sauce. Maybe the most random thing on the menu here, but also maybe the best.
Unlike your usual I-have-no-idea-what’s-in-here mush, the veggie burger here is crispy and full of black beans. If you’re a veggie burger person, it’s enjoyable, but you don’t need to go out of your way for it.
We appreciate a salad offering at brunch - this one comes with grilled kale on top of farro.