Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Northeast Kingdom
18 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1123740.706272 -73.922909
Sat 11am-3pm, 5pm-11:30pm
Sun 11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
A small Bushwick bistro run by a couple from Vermont, a region of which for whom the place is titled. The name of the game here is whole-animal cooking, and so committed is the place that they even follow the life of the animal in question at times. If you are unnerved by this kind of intimacy, or by some of the odd parts of the beast you aren't used to seeing, this probably isn't the place for you. But serious carnivores should attend to it.
Low-key vibe with good (albeit limited) food selection, but not necessarily worth venturing out of your way – Since Bushwick isn't exactly filled with dining options, Northeast Kingdom is a reliable standby for a mellow, low-key dinner. However, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone outside the area. The drinks are nothing special and the variety isn't the greatest -- sadly lacking appetizers that don't involve toast. The sandwiches, salads, and desserts are all recommended (try the banana cream pie). My only other complaint is that they aren't open very late, so get there early while the kitchen is open. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to large groups, since it's pretty small and table space can be limited.
brunch not so good – i heard great things about this place, so i went to NK for brunch. the service sucked. there was only one waitress working, and i'm not sure she spoke english. she forgot half our order. we all counted exactly six measly hash browns on our plate. do they have to literally count them out like that? for
a similar price, you can get a much better (if less stylish) brunch at boring life cafe. anyway, i hear that dinner is better.
snacky snackerson here, happy to report that i returned to NK for dinner & it was a welcome improvement. service is still the weak point, but i recommend the food... SS
Oasis in Bushwick – I was really excited when I heard about this spot, since it's the first restaurant within walking distance of my apartment, and I also completely recommend it for anyone outside of Bushwick as well, this is worth the slightly longer L ride. Cool atmosphere and yummy food, slightly on the comfort food side and delicious. Can't wait to try their brunch out.
User review by bluepeep – Northeast Kingdom has a wonderful feel, it's a warm, cozy and pleasant surprise in this area of Brooklyn. The prices are very reasonable. The food is quite tasty but I was disappointed how luke warm food was. I ordered the chicken pot pie and felt it would have been fantastic if was hot, i felt as though it was just microwaved. The chocolate tart was not flavorful and the texture was strange. The atmospere however was great.
Cozy and warm. – What a great place...in the interest of full disclosure I will admit I am a friend of the owners but this a truly a wonderful restaurant. The emphasis on quality ingredients and thoughtful presentation really shines - get the winter salad. The wine list is has some tasty and reasonably priced bottles and do not pass up the dessert selections. My fav is the banana cream pie and chocolate pudding. Take note of the diorama by the bathroom - very cool. Make the trek to Bushwick!
Great food, charming atmosphere – Restaurant to be appreciated by people who live in the area (and have certain artistic and/or gourmet cuisine bend), or by "adventurous" gourmands willing to check out a new place that's had favorable NYT reviews, regardless of locale. Nabe is definitely desolate/remote.
Got appetizer of crostini/toast with eggplant and type of cheese. Divine!! Then chicken pot pie. Crust was beautiful, flavor of pie awesome. Had unique underlying taste... not sure if lemon or what, but it worked! Only negative was meat wasn't "perfect". Felt I had to pick through the meat a bit. For dessert got homemade chocolate pudding with fresh whipped cream. While taste was excellent, pudding had little "balls" in it; wondered if it was a chocolate "tapioca", or if the balls meant pudding was a little overcooked/not mixed well enough. Either way still good. Service was fine for the type of place it was - quite laid-back.
delicious and cozy – This place is wonderful. I've been a few times and the food is always delicious. The eggplant and butternut squash toasts melt in your mouth. The salads, esp. the winter vegetable salad, is amazing and my friends raved about their chicken pot pie and shortribs. But, what makes it so great is the atmosphere. Everyone seems warm and relaxed but the service is great. The place has real charm. If it wasn't so far out, I'd eat there all the time. But, it's easy if you're on the "L" line. Double thumbs up.
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