Eat This: Brunch at Stone Park Cafe
Stone Park Cafe in Park Slope has been a standout restaurant for years now and their brunch is commonly known as one of the best in the area. The interior is lovely but can get very crowded and loud; they also have some outdoor seating, although with the plunging temperatures that will soon be useless. Luckily, the food makes up for everything.
On a recent visit with friends we naturally had to start with an order of biscuits. This is a must at Stone Park, what with a warm buttery and flaky biscuit that can be slathered in delicious jams and their berry fruit compote if you’re lucky.
Next, I ordered the Pan Seared Bluefish Cakes with celery root slaw, poached eggs, caper hollandaise, toast, and homefries. I don’t eat crab so I was thrilled to see that these cakes were made with fish instead. They were lightly breaded and cooked to perfection and provided an excellent base for the delicately poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. The celery root slaw on the side provided a refreshing crunch. The homefries were excellent as well.
The other guests all got omelets, including two of The Spicy, which is filled with andouille sausage, mushroom, pico de gallo, and jack cheese. The mixture of these flavors, I was told, were excellent and the spice was enough to keep the flavors dynamic but not overpowering. And with tons of homefries, what’s not to love?
Stone Park Cafe is an elegant and delicious option for brunch, but it definitely gets crowded on the weekends and you may be faced with a long wait. The earlier you get there the better!
Stone Park Cafe
324 5th Avenue, Corner of 3rd St.
Park Slope, Brooklyn