Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Night Of The Cookers
767 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.686251 -73.973969
Mon, 5pm - midnight; Tue - Thu, noon - midnight; Fri, Sat, noon - 2am; Sun, noon - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Fort Greene
nightmare of the cookers – i went back to this restaurant during the Dance Africa weekend at Brooklyn Academy of Music - never again - the service was subpar and so was the food. what i hated was the fact that i ordered a lemonade that cost $2.50 thinking that it would be homemade, nope it was probably Minute Maid or Tropicana. i also didn't like how they had the nerve to add gratuity to the tip to a party of two. i decided to go to Night of the Cookers because my cousin was hungry. she had wanted to McDonald's; i should have listened.
we both ordered barbeque chicken, with macroni and cheese, candied yams and spinach. i kid you not: the chicken was simply boiled with barbeque sauced poured over it, the yams tasted like the can it came from, and the mac 'n cheese was watery.
Good for a drink and appetizers – If you are looking for a place to have a few drinks and good appetizers this is a nice little place to go. Fortunately there are other places in the hood. The service is not that great and a little unprofessional for my taste. I have eaten at this establishment for a while and the service still hasnt improved. But overall the food is decent and so are the drinks
surreal brunch – It's not so much that I'm angry because I'm too baffled to be angry, but I think that others should be aware of what to expect. I ordered steak and eggs (steak rare, eggs over easy) with a side of grits and a mimosa. The mimosa was warm, steak was well-done and the eggs were weird. The whites were scrambled and tossed in were these orange rounds that I assumed were yolk, but turned out to be cheese. Very strange. Just thought you should know. Also, they added the gratuity to the total even though there were only two of us, but I didn't realize it until I already paid another tip and walked out the door.
U B Da Judge – Where do i begin. I love the whole jazz concept but it is simply, to loud for the space. The drinks are a great value, but the martini glasses, or as I like to call them shot glasses with a stem is unacceptable. The waiters are to laid back. I have been frequenting cookers since it opened years back and I've seen very little turnover in the staff so I am assuming they don't have to do a good job. Hey judge for yourself, I just think there is serious room for improvment, especially since there are many other restaurants old and new in the neighbor who are on their game.
Sophisticated Soul – A stylish down home dining experience in Southern Soul Food brings a touch of Harlem Renaissance to a newly burgeoning bohemia that promises to be the best of Brooklyn's second coming. The Grilled Portobello Salad is a great starter and plenty for two. The Blackened Seafood Platter, with Catfish, Salmon and Shimp, is a savory success, especially with Candied Yams and Collard Greens on the side. Try the Bourbon Chicken with same sides, too, for a taste o' ragin' Cajun. The Chef's Special Lamb Shank with Asparagus is one of the most succulent I've ever tasted. For a perfect finish, you've got to try the Key Lime or the Pecan Pie. Night of the Cookers is a perfect end to a day at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Prospect Park or the Brooklyn Museum of Art and a MUST for preshow diners en route to BAM.
Decent Soul Food – This place is reasonably priced and has a nice selection of soul food classics but the quality is merely good not great. The service is maybe a little bit too laid back. Overall it's worth a trip.
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