By COLlive reporter
A new steakhouse has arrived in Brooklyn. Well, not entirely new.
Manhattan’s landmark Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse has opened a second location in the heart of Flatbush, serving as a convenient fine dining option for local Brooklynites.
Established nearly 15 years ago in bustling Midtown Manhattan, Wolf & Lamb has a well-earned reputation for fresh, delicious food, and warm, friendly ambiance.
The new location promises nothing less, states the owner Zalman Wuensch, a Lubavitcher resident of Crown Heights.
Wuensch has been toying with the idea of a Brooklyn eatery for a while, and when he stumbled upon the 3-story structure on the intersection of Coney Island and Ave M (once the home of the restaurant “M”), he thought it would be the perfect fit.
“It’s this amazingly distinct, stand alone structure, with just the right touch of old school, Brooklyn charm,” Wuensch told told COLlive.com.
“It fit our vision perfectly of creating a classic spot that transports you to a bygone era of good times, quality food and old-fashioned hospitality.”
With Kosher dining in Brooklyn recently going through a metamorphosis, shedding its greasy fast food joints for more upscale dining, Wolf & Lamb Brooklyn is set to stand out with soaring ceilings, vintage lighting and a modern industrial design.
The new location, Wuensch promises, will stay true its steakhouse roots, but will also feature a refined take on classic comfort foods.
The menu will also incorporate seasonally inspired dishes, with produce sourced from local Farmer’s Markets, as well as herbs and greens from Wolf & Lamb’s rooftop garden, right near the outdoor patio available for alfresco dining.
Starters with ingredients from the herb garden are southern fried pickles served with basil mayo; sesame Rumaki – chicken wrapped in pastrami in chipotle BBQ sauce; and fresh watermelon salad – heirloom tomatoes, mesclun greens in a balsamic drizzle.
As for entrees, you will find W & L ribeye burger served with sauteed mushroom and crispy onions in a Cabernet sauce or the Cowboy Ribsteak with porcini gravy. Some side favorites are beer battered onion rings, dirty fries and sweet potato fries dusted with rosemary.
Wuensch said his chefs are developing a full line of Parve shakes to go with a meal – from classic vanilla and belgian chocolate shakes to more tropical offerings like the iced Havana with mango, and pineapple and banana.
To conclude your meal, they will have peanut butter creme caramel with peanut brittle; homemade rustic apple pie served with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream; and pecan bourbon bread pudding with salted caramel and candied pecans.
So whether you are celebrating a quiet dinner for 2 or a party for 22, Wolf & Lamb Brooklyn might turn out to be a perfect choice for any occasion. And while there, don’t forget to look down at the spectacular copper penny floor that’s been painstakingly hand laid.
Wolf & Lamb Brooklyn
1635 Coney Island Ave (corner of Ave M)
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