We have been doing the rounds at the latest and greatest Brooklyn restaurants for years. At first we felt that the hype did not match the reality. Many good local neighborhood restaurants but not so sure they were worth traveling too. A lot has changed over the years and if you want a stellar meal and you live in Brooklyn well you do not need to come to Manhattan anymore to get it. Dover was delicious at every turn. Impressive.
Caviar pie was a must. Caviar layered over egg is one part of the dish. The other is toasted brioche and blini. I tried both breads with the caviar. I am a sucker for caviar and this was really good. I honestly could not stop eating it.
The lamb ribs were amazing. Slid right off the bone served with roasted pieces of eggplant, crushed peanuts and mint. So good.
I do try and not eat the bread but this was insanely delicious. First I started on the crackers then I made my way into the bread and the two dips that they serve. Then I kept going and going. I am pretty sure I ate the majority of this loaf myself.
Two people had the lobster and my photo is absolutely blurry so no need to post. It was split open and broiled with english peas, smoked bacon and lettuce. I barely got my fork in there to try. I had the snapper that was poached and served with mussels, bok choy and a light coconut broth. I like that you can get any of the mains as a half portion of full. The mains were probably my least favorite. Next time I’d probably stick with the small items on the menu and maybe do half portions of the mains.
Served in parchment paper inside were two pieces of a cake topped with roasted fruit and then a cream sauce is poured over. I honestly can not remember what it was but I do remember we ate every last bit.
We went into the kitchen afterward and said hello. Loved that the two people running the kitchen that night were two women chefs. Don’t see that enough. I can hardly wait to go back. The food was great. The restaurant has a simplicity to it that just works. A great addition to the NY restaurant landscape.