I was googling Best Restaurants in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn to find a new place to eat when I happened upon Karvers. The first time we attempted to go to this restaurant we could not find it. This time I called first and found that even though they say they are on Emmons Avenue, they are on the side of the building address.
Entrance into this restaurant is through its bakery – THAT got my attention. The seating is comfortable in a modern and comfortable setting. lThe restaurant is housed in a new building with an awesome plaza. On nice days outside seating is available. There are two or three other restaurants that overpower the plaza. Look left as you face the plaza to find Karvers.
They are also open for breakfast and lunch. We were given a coupon for breakfast when we left.
Because they are newly opened we had the advantage of walking in without a reservation but based on our experience, this will probably not be the case in months to come. For convenience book a table on their website.
OK so lets get to the food! The choice of appetizers were appealing. Harry ordered the lentils with lamb sausage. This was a dish that did not initially appeal to me until I took a BITE and OMG delicious!
As we complimented the chef, he revealed the technique used in making the lentils. It is similar to making risotto. Lentils, if cooked longer would take the form of a soup, melting into a dish. His technique left the lentils slightly al dente and still formed. I had to resist the urge to grab a loaf of bread and soak up every bit of juice. The lamb sausage was also amazing.
Harry enjoyed the variations of bread that arrived at the table, no doubt made in the bakery.
Dinner was excellent. The salads were interesting and fresh. My salmon was cooked perfectly on a bed of greens. They also do not over salt, always a good thing. The pork belly that came on the salad was pure heaven!
We were expecting a big bill for an appetizer, two entrees, white wine and diet sodas. We thought the $66.00 price tag was reasonable. We look forward to returning and sampling the other offerings on the menu.
While you are in Sheepshead Bay you may want to take a walk down the block to the Cherry Hill Market – it is spectacular.
Most visitors to New York go straight for Manhattan. Have any of you been to Brooklyn?