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Best Restaurant in Carroll Gardens


Some call Walker Stern and Joseph Ogrodnek geniuses for their culinary aptitude (their shared résumé includes time at Blue Hill and Gramercy Tavern), but their business savvy isn’t far behind: They used the pea-sized quarters of Battersby as honest character-building grounds (for chefs and diners alike) to get ready for Dover, an epicurean playground in Carroll Gardens. With its à la carte quadrants, the menu welcomes the solo-dish diner, even one on a Brooklyn-esque budget; some dishes, such as summer-corn-accompanied lobster or salmon with baby fennel, are proposed as half- or full orders. If you can do it, though, it’s worth saving your pennies for a whimsical seven-course tasting menu, which strolls through ruby-red shrimp with Muscat grapes, tajarin with fava beans and ramps, and lamb ribs with eggplant and peanuts.


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