Frankie’s 457 (457 Court Street, Brooklyn) had our hearts the first time we tried it a couple of months ago for dinner after reading that NYT food critic Sam Sifton’s best meal on the job was there. For that dinner I fell in love with the cavatelli with faccios sausage and browned sage butter, and the chicken liver crostini. Sadly I didn’t document that great meal so I was sure to bring my camera for this brunch at Frankie’s one Sunday morning. My take on it? Enjoyable, but nothing like their dinner menu. I would stick to Frankie’s dinner and other favorite brunch joints Stone Park Cafe in Park Slope and new discovery Mile End on Hoyt street.
Frankie’s BLT had a tasty and thick crisp bacon from their meat store Prime Meats.
Meatball sandwich. Very tasty with whole raisins (not sure how I feel about that),
but I expected something a little heartier.
Prosciutto and onion fritata.
French toast. Crispy.
My favorite: chicken liver pate crostini.
I normally don’t eat liver, but this was divine.
Shaved brussels sprouts, lemon and castelrosso (a feta-like cheese).