James

James

(Now Closed)
New American Restaurant$$$$
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
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  • Sageheart icon on user image
    SageOctober 4, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Very cool space with something for everyone. The bar area is fun and the drinks are good. The food is delicious. I particularly like their chicken dishes. Burger night is also great.
  • Dianna H.heart icon on user image
    Dianna H.March 23, 2015
    Probably the best brunch in the neighborhood. Get the pork belly & artichoke hash and the blackberry creme stuffed brioche French toast. All the thumbs up!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Start with the crunchy sweetbreads in a tart rhubarb glaze or the asparagus salad, then progress to the big lush hamburger dripping juices or the nut-coated trout served with fennel slaw. Read more
  • Nicole C.heart icon on user image
    Nicole CloutierDecember 7, 2015
    Monday night burger night, with beef, lamb, pulled pork and chefs choice options! Excellent crispy shoe string French fries and classy drinks.
  • Jonathan S.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan SuryMarch 16, 2014
    Spicy bloddy is light and flavorful but not heavy on the tomato. Kale salad is very unique, filling, and so worth it. Lemon ricotta cheesecake is a must have - rich and light, pefectly balanced.
  • Heatherheart icon on user image
    HeatherFebruary 13, 2021
    We had the trout, charred beets, and the favorite bowl with chicken and black rice. Everything was delicious and the outdoor dining service was very well done. Great alcohol selection too!
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RenaudMay 10, 2016
    You may not expect it from an excellent, slightly upscale neighborhood spot but their burger is not to be overlooked. If you're looking for something grown-up to eat, you can get it here too.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 5, 2011
    Here on a Monday? Get the lamb burger—a half-pound puck, dusted in cumin, seared in a cast-iron pan, anointed with warm goat cheese & cipollini onions. It’s one of our #100best dishes & drinks of 2011 Read more
  • Jon C.heart icon on user image
    Jon ChanApril 3, 2017
    Drinks strong. Service friendly but you really gotta work to flag 'em down. Food standard brunch fare, though the grilled cheese (I'm glad they didn't try to call it a croque) was delicious.
  • Reinaldo D.
    The food is excellent, very fresh ingredients. I had the trout and it was cooked to perfection. The only downside I found was that the place is very expensive. Be prepared to leave w\ a lighter wallet
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.January 9, 2015
    kale salad and grass fed burger - grab the cozy corner table for two in the back. perfect lighting, perfect atmosphere in the heart of BK, perfect for a catch up with an old friend after travelling
  • Courtney L.heart icon on user image
    Courtney LewisJanuary 12, 2017
    Start with the Carolina Shrimp with Creamy Polenta and the Black Kale Salad 🙌🏻 followed by the lamb burger for the main course. Great date night spot.
  • Adam R.heart icon on user image
    Adam RosenbergDecember 30, 2014
    burger night! Monday. if you're fiending for a lamb burger, make sure to get there on the early side--they sell out! don't fear: the beef burger is extraordinary
  • Kimberly A.heart icon on user image
    Kimberly AginNovember 23, 2014
    Incredible food and drinks - everything we saw looked great. We did brunch Bloody Mary's, the shrimp w/ polenta, and the pork belly artichoke hash. SO good.
  • Luke
    LukeJuly 15, 2017
    A killer modern American menu, with execution to match the concepts. Also low key one of the best burgers you will find anywhere
  • Leemor Y.heart icon on user image
    Leemor YuravlivkerSeptember 30, 2018
    Smoked trout focaccia and ricotta pancakes for brunch were superb
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SpagnoloJune 24, 2015
    If you're just two people, they'll insist you sit in the middle of the restaurant. It feels like a fishbowl. Have a spicy jalapeño margarita to get rid of stage fright. Brioche toast = too big to bite
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJanuary 20, 2015
    This Prospect Heights bistro serves a pretty standard classic Bloody Mary, but adventurous drinkers should try the fiery Bloody Maria, served with Jalapeño-infused tequila. Read more
  • KE
    KEAugust 3, 2015
    The cucumber crab soup was perfect on this hot day! Jet stream cocktail = v. spicy! Service was awesome and we loved the light + space
  • Rob H.
    Rob HoliberFebruary 9, 2013
    Try the Spicy Bloody Maria with jalapeño infused tequila. Comes with a pickled radish. Delicious if you can handle spicy
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerApril 3, 2015
    Kale salad and scallops were both delish. Kale says its a small plate, but totally big enough to share. Cozy atmosphere, good for an early date.
  • Nate H.heart icon on user image
    Nate HendersonJuly 7, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Monday night burger night is serious business
  • Alexheart icon on user image
    AlexJuly 18, 2015
    lemon ricotta pancakes and the pork belly and artichoke hash for brunch are delicious!
  • InFOODxication
    InFOODxicationOctober 14, 2013
    Crazy good black kale salad...order that! Drinks are delicious, they take a little time...it just means they are prepared to perfection, so worth it!
  • Morgan J.
    Morgan J.March 9, 2015
    Braised rib is delicious and the roasted chicken is very flavorful. They don't take American Express so make sure you have visa, MasterCard or cash.
  • jenny r.heart icon on user image
    jenny rockNovember 6, 2016
    Good dinner, good brunch. Great cocktails. Typical NYC watery Bloody Mary though.
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithJune 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    sit at the bar. they make great drinks. order a hamburger. or lamb burger. or the spring onion soup. or the duck sausage and eggs. whole menu is great.
  • Linda C.
    Linda ChowOctober 10, 2016
    Seated right away for Thursday date night dinner. Ordered the pork belly appetizer and loved it so much we ordered another! Loved the food!
  • David B.heart icon on user image
    David BrahlerSeptember 1, 2015
    Burger night on Mondays! Be sure to check the Chef Special, otherwise get the lam burger
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonOctober 4, 2013
    The service was extremely fast, despite us (or because of us?) being there a little late (9pm) on a Thursday. Super friendly too. Try the skate.
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KonikNovember 11, 2012
    Everything we ordered was beyond excellent, from the cauliflower soup topped with smoke trout ending with grilled lemon pound cake with figs and cream
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WApril 14, 2017
    Came for dinner. If you're vegetarian, skip the pasta entree and get a starter + side(s). Pasta was disappointing but the kale salad is big and flavorful. All the sides look good.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SteinkeNovember 26, 2014
    Happy hour may be old news? Went between 5:30-6:30 and no specials to be seen. The burger is $17. Everything looks amazing, but we won't be back for "happy hour".
  • Matthew S.heart icon on user image
    Matthew StuckyJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Staff Tip: Burger Night! Love happy hour at James? Wish it was all night? Well now it is. Mondays: $13Classic Burgers, Lamb Burgers, and Pork Sliders all night long at any table. Your welcome. Read more
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    Part of the charm of this acclaimed eatery is the location: it's a jewel box tucked into a corner of two otherwise residential brownstone blocks. Read more
  • Kelsey✨heart icon on user image
    Kelsey✨January 1, 2016
    Order a cocktail and try the honey-glazed pork belly. It's a small plate, so I recommend getting a side dish too
  • GNTLMN
    GNTLMNJuly 22, 2012
    f you are in Park Slope/Prospect Heights, this is the spot. Modern unpretentious well edited menu. Intimate and decorated to perfection. - Brice Pattison
  • Maya .
    Maya 🐟June 9, 2019
    You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but the pork belly hash is definitely the most right.
  • Carmen N.heart icon on user image
    Carmen NSeptember 5, 2015
    Delicious. Menu changes, but you can bet that it will be good. Try scallops, have a cocktail.
  • Kathryn D.heart icon on user image
    Kathryn DMarch 17, 2017
    Serious cocktail list. For vegetarians, best to order a few small plates. Don't miss butternut fries.
  • Kika G.
    Kika GDecember 17, 2012
    Go on a Sunday with a +1 for the Sunday Supper $30 menu. You won't have to make difficult choices and can get everything!
  • Adam A.heart icon on user image
    Adam AlixSeptember 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Burger night every Monday! The lamb burger with goat cheese and paprika fries is to die for.
  • GNTLMN
    GNTLMNJune 28, 2012
    If you are in Park Slope/Prospect Heights, this is the spot. Modern unpretentious well edited menu. Intimate and decorated to perfection.
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RainertSeptember 23, 2010
    For a perfect 1-2 punch, have the pork belly appetizer and the skate entree. Both are amazing and make you forget about the slightly too cool for school attitude from the staff.
  • Marina S.heart icon on user image
    Marina SinebokJanuary 6, 2017
    The food is amazing! The bartender makes delicious cocktails! Will definitely come back here
  • Martin W.
    Martin WestJuly 18, 2010
    Brunch- sadly the pulled pork kust tastes of BBQ sauce. If you do order, get a poached duck egg on top. french toast is great... In fact all thier carbohydrates ( bread, scones, pancakes) are good.
  • Courtney W.
    Courtney WJanuary 2, 2013
    Brunch is fantastic. Great atmosphere, great service. Perfect for Sunday after church. Try the brioche french toast!
  • Varun S.heart icon on user image
    Varun ShettyDecember 9, 2012
    Skip the brunch wait at Rosewater and come here instead. Blueberry pancakes, kale salad, and duck sausage are all great.
  • Kassheart icon on user image
    KassAugust 31, 2015
    really cute, small joint, not too crowded. solid brunch. lemon ricotta pancakes were on point
  • Yianns L.
    Yianns LianoglouMarch 21, 2010
    If you're here for brunch, do yourself a favor: get the steak and eggs. Unless you hate Awesome. I could also recommend whetting the appetite with a Bloody Maria with jalapeño infused tequila. Do it.
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