There are places like that that mark your memory because of their originality. Brooklyn Chop House is one of them. The name surely indicates a meaty meal made of steaks and burgers, but it also surprisingly offers Chinese dishes. Not so surprising when you know that the person who runs the place, Stratis Morfogen, was one of the people behind Jade Sixty, a restaurant on the upper East Side with the same concept that had to close due to a water main break (too bad because I did not get a chance to visit it!). I tried the ribeye at Brooklyn Chop House and was blown away: their meat, aged 50 to 60 days is tasty, tender and juicy. And they surely know how to cook it!
The Chinese fare is also very interesting, with quite few vegetarian options like the classic scallion pancakes or the vegetable crispy rice that is also available with items like soft shell crab or lobster (they put a nice amount of it). I love the way they present it, in a metal jar, original. Perfect to share are also the shrimp nine season that is sweet and spicy (but not so spicy), the deliciously crunchy crispy chicken wonton or the reuben dumplings that are kind of a nod to the Jewish delis. All of these were really good and comforting, the fried rice being a nice side for a steak.
They also have salads like the wedge salad that Jodi ordered without any bacon, but I found it overpriced and would pass on it. This is the only disappointing dish we had there.
Cocktails are also nice, with classics with a twist like the Brooklyn Old Fashioned, made with Redemption Aged Bourbon, Earl Grey syrup and bitters, or the homemade mule, a mix of Smooth Ambler Contradiction ginger bourbon, mint, lemon and ginger beer.
And of course dessert! For cheesecake lovers, they offer one that is accompanied with a peanut butter fudge, an apple crumb and a chocolate swirl. Good, but I admit not as good as Junior’s that remains my favorite. For a more Chinese choice, they have these crispy apple wontons was come really hot and are addictive.
Brooklyn Chop House is definitely a place I recommend, for steaks or Chinese cuisine: the food there, although a bit pricey is very good and I would certainly go back!
Enjoy (I did)!
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Brooklyn Chop House - 150 Nassau Street, New York, NY