When you are a die heart New Yorker or at least a fan of the big apple, Brooklyn Central is just the place for you. It may not be the upper east side Manhattan but it sure is a hell of an American cafe which fits the bill.
Ambience: Raw, rugged yet as charming as a typical cafe bar in a perky Brooklyn corner. The interiors are chic and bold without being too pretentious or in your face. The place is bathed in daylight and is spread across is huge area with a diverse table setting to choose from. The open kitchen with the wood fired oven and live cooking stations is a feast to watch, at least for a glutton like myself.
Service: The staff is friendly and attentive. Our servers were polite, patient and delivered our food in good time considering we ordered a lot of food.
Food: regardless of the frills that a restaurant offers, the hero is and must be the food and that’s exactly what I expected here. Well, my expectations were met.
Many outlets offer diversity in the menu but fail to deliver quality and flavour which gets lost in the vastness of their menus. However every item from the starters to the grills to the pizza, smoothies and desserts was delightful!
Exquisite selection of shakes and smoothies.
Note: Low fat smoothies are just plain beautiful, so creamy from the yogurt and full of fruity sweetness.
They also have peanut butter smoothies, Oreo shake and the likes.
•Ultimate Brooklyn “the works” Burger was a humungous work of culinary art. A juicy lamb patty, deliciously seasoned combined with fresh vegetables and pickles in soft buttered buns served with spicy fries. Te burger was big on flavours and quantity.
• Chilli hotdog with chicken sausage was visually stunning but lacked flavour and pop. The raw tomatoes killed the flavour and the chilli didn’t stand out either. It was an average dish.
• BBQ Chicken pizza was among the best I have tasted. Zesty fresh fired pizza with a paper thin crust and spot on toppings. Highly recommended.
• Chicken Highbrow was a hammered grilled chicken breast stuffed with broccoli cheese and sausages, smothered in a brown gravy, creamy mash and vegetables. Classic and yum.
• Hanoi Grilled fish came with creamy lime Ming rice noodles and was cooked to the brink with lemongrass, lime and fresh herbs. Delicate, beautiful.
• Chicken burrito bowl was a typical Mexican open burrito with the traditional beans, chicken, rice and lettuce. Light and fresh
• Cheesy Mac balls were divine. Deep fried mac and cheese balls served under a rich Italian marinara like sauce, finished off with Parmesan. Recommended.
If this was the last sweet treat I had before I died, I would die happily. I hope that explains all.
• Baked New York Cheesecake was the best I have tasted. Creamy and gooey finished off with a sweet sticky walnut caramel. Just wow.
• Red velvet cheesecake was also among the best of its kind. The Philly cheese icing was spot on and the cake was just right, not too sweet and cheesily creamy.
• Banoffie pie pot was not made well. Tasted good but the toffee sauce/ caramel hadn’t set too well. Average.
Verdict: A perfect hang out spot or a coffee place. If you’re in a mood to binge into Americano cuisine, this is the place.
Giant flavours, giant portions and not so giant prices.
A must visit!
Cost/ person : Rs 1000
Will I visit again? Yes.