A new restaurant on 6th Avenue in Brooklyn called Lot 2 opens tonight but is already gaining very positive, word-of-mouth (and Twitter) reviews from diners who attended previews last week designed to tweak the menu and service. Like its similarly number-named Brooklyn neighbors Char No. 4 and No. 7, Lot 2 will focus on seasonal, market produce and sustainable meats. It will serve an eclectic wine list. Scott Bridi, who trained under the megatalented chef Michael Anthony at Gramercy Tavern, is in the kitchen here, and his menu includes the homey-sounding buttered noodles, snap peas, summer squash, and lemon ($16) and something called "lipstick on a pig," served with pickled mushrooms ($12). For those seeking more meat and potatoes, Bridi has assembled a sort of slow food combo plate consisting of low-temperature cooked brisket, pork jowl, and lamb ribs, which comes with carrots and potatoes for $22. There are also vegetarian options.
Lot 2 is located in the former Kitchen Bar space and is co-owned by the folks behind Southside Coffee just up the street, and while the team has seemingly eschewed the standard pre-opening blitz and media blowouts, early reports from the restaurant's previews are all very strong: according to a bunch of tweets (presented here Zagat-style), Lot 2 is a "great restaurant" that serves "perfect roasted chicken;" if you go, "you will leave happy." This is definitely a restaurant to watch. The menu at Lot 2, which looks great, changes daily; dinner only, lots of wine, Wednesday through Sunday. Opening menu after the jump.
Lot 2 // 687 6th Avenue // Brooklyn // (718) 499-5623
Shaved fennel, spiced walnuts, radishes & Parmesan $9
Arugula with pickled & roasted beets $8
Sweet peas, almonds, & lardo butter on toast $9
"Lipstick on a pig" with pickled mushrooms $12
Neck three ways: cured pork, braised duck & cured lamb $13
Steamed clams, roasted tomato, fresh chiles & garlic bread $13
Buttered noodles, snap peas, summer squash & lemon $16
Olive oil poached cod, melted leeks & white beans $19
Lamb sausage, broccoli rabe, red peppers & black olives $17
Roasted chicken breast & sausage, oyster mushrooms & spinach $19
"Slow & low" beef brisket, pork jowl, lamb rib, carrots & potatoes $22