Friday, March 12, 2010
Restaurant: Petite Crevette
144 Union St at Hicks St. (just across BQE)
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Mon-Sat, noon-3pm and 5pm-11pm; Sun, 5pm-11pm
Subway: F,G to Carroll Street
The food at Petite Crevette is good: simple, no-frills preparations of impeccably fresh fish, a list of which is written on brown paper every day. But the atmosphere is magical, and simply put there's nowhere more festive in the city to BYO champagne and toast to someone's birthday, or promotion, or whatever. Yes, it's BYOB, also cash-only: there are both ATMs and a wine store around the corner.
(I think they're calling this the "Columbia Street Waterfront District" these days, but it's obviously just an extension of Carroll Gardens.)