Brennan and Carr

3432 Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11229
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  • Daily 11am-1am
  • $
  • Takeout, Beer
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Granddaddy of the roast beef joints is Brennan and Carr. Founded in 1938, when Homecrest was still crisscrossed with country lanes, it's nostalgically decorated like a Civil War stockade, with a parking lot inside chain-link battlements. The somewhat dainty sandwiches are furnished with an undrained wad of roast beef steamed to grayness, served with a decent cup of bouillon for dipping.

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