Prospect Heights Restaurants
295 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Heights
In addition to the pizza, Franny's has small plates of contemporary Italian, great cocktails, microbrew beer, and good wine. You'll definitely want to share plates here, as even the simplest salad elicits food envy. The setting is stark yet warm, and the comfortable vibe makes it a popular spot for weddings and rehearsal dinners.
659 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights
Olmsted, which opened last summer on an unassuming block of Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights, is one of those restaurants that people talk about months after visiting. (GP says she had her best meal of 2016 here). Chef Greg Baxtrom (formerly of Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Alinea), teamed up with horticulturist Ian Rothman to create a veggie-centric menu (there’s even a 25-seat garden out back) of kale-and-crab rangoon, charred onion chawanmushi, and a sweet pea falafel that is wonderfully light. There’s a solid selection of wines under $40 a bottle, too. When the check arrives, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how full-in-a-good-way you feel, and how reasonably priced it is. Photos: Evan Sung
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