The Early Word--Brook-vin
The globally-sourced wines are generally fairly priced--glasses range from $7 to $12. We liked the 2006 Higo Grenache from the Russian River Valley, and the 2006 Heartland Shiraz from Australia.
On to the food! I took pictures of the dishes, but the room was lit so dimly that I couldn't get a good shot. And I think it's obnoxious to use the flash and blind everyone, so you'll have to use your imagination. Overall, the food, by Savoy-alum Dave Townsend, is solid and enjoyable. But unlike some small plates places, where you can fill up easily, Brook-vin is really better for snacking than dining.
Best dishes: Roasted cauliflower salad with garlic confit, capers and anchovies ($6); chopped liver tartine (open faced sandwich), sprinkled with diced hard boiled egg and pickled red onion ($7); homemade bratwurst with roasted apples ($8).
381 7th Avenue, Brooklyn
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