This post is loong overdue. Hidden away on Bedford Avenue is a really nice restaurant that I learned about a few months ago called Brooklyn Exposure. The place has been around over six years, and I’ve passed it dozens of times, but this was the first time I ever really took stock of it. (Nostrand and Franklin are where most of the restaurant action takes place around here, so I didn’t even consider that this place was actually in operation).
With two floors, a good sized space, a solid menu, and a bar, BE has a really great vibe and is definitely a must visit spot in the neighborhood. Now, I will say about the food (and I told the owners this) if you think of the place as a restaurant, then I’d give the food a strong “decent” rating (maybe a 6.5 out of 10) in relation to the prices – which were a bit pricey for me. But if you think of it as a lounge, where the food isn’t the focus, but is more part of the backdrop, then the food really shines. If that makes any sense!
Overall, very cool vibe. The night that I went, they were having open mic and the crowd had a night of the Night of the Cookers (“blipster” types) vibe. But in speaking with the owners, Juliet and Jackie, they say that it draws a very diverse clientele depending on the night.
I’m not a big bar drinker, so I can’t gauge the prices, but their happy hour selection and pricing seemed pretty good (again, don’t take my word on that one).
The big thing is that the owners - a really cool Guayanese family who lives in the neighborhood – are trying to figure out the direction that they are going to take the place. We spoke for a good three hours about different ideas and concepts, all of which they were open to. They are looking for feedback and ideas from locals. So if you have any ideas, go in and check it out.
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