So how happy am I that in my Prospect Heights neighborhood, recently opened Olmsted restaurant received 2-stars from food critic, Pete Wells in the New York Times. I knew something was up when I tried to make a reservation when it opened in May and the soonest time available was in July!
Once there it was plain to see why Olmsted is an instant hit: The inspired well-thought out seasonal, budget-friendly menu is farm to table, with some ingredients grown in Olmsted's own back garden. This lovely setting which makes you forget for a minute you're actually in the middle of the city, does double duty as summer's additional seating area for pre-dinner and post-dinner drinks.
Chef and owner Greg Baxtrom, brings a wealth of experience from leading restaurants Blue Hill and Stone Barns, Alinea and Per Se. Along with Ian Rothman, owner of a 10 acre farm and "the former horticulturist at Atera," they partner in their first joint venture.
Olmsted is a welcome addition to the neighborhood...659 Vanderbilt Avenue, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn - 718-552-2610