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Best Restaurant in Fort Greene

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After delighting Lower Manhattan diners at Cómodo, Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe (along with Mac Osborne and Carolina Santos-Neves) have brought their quirky pan-Latin flavors to Fort Greene for Colonia Verde, a rustic farmhouse cantina with a cozy front room that leads to an airy greenhouse. Honey-glazed shrimp top arepas, and scotch eggs are littered with corn esquites, though the most enthralling cooking is done on the wood-fired plancha. The flames kiss everything from butterflied langoustines to a chef’s steak served with a smoky salsa verde and caramelized-onion-spiked mashed sweet potatoes. Cocktails sufficiently mix spirits like tequila, pisco, and rum, while desserts mimic the savory menu’s fusion-y intentions (e.g., tres leches carrot cake). As this is prime bourgeois Brooklyn real estate, rest assured that Donnelly’s brunch game is strong; we’re partial to the chilaquiles with coffee-rubbed pulled pork.