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Posted by Mania9 on 06/17/2007
Once through the grandiose entrance, the low-key, dimly lit setting felt nice and cozy. I'm always a little sad when I see a place that purports to be a tapas place, offering no plate choices under $9... sometimes that classification bums me out, giving restaurants a chance to make even more on smaller portions... BUT, by the second round of plates, the mushroom, cherry tomato and flatbread salad and the seared scallops in butternut squash and sage puree, I was convinced that this place was for real. The meal's climax was that night's special 'open ravioli' - with butternut squash, asparagus, and mushroom - de-elightful. Dessert was the night's special apricot crumble served with chilled lemon marscapone and the warm toffee pudding (like bread pudding) with caramel sauce left us speechlessly moaning. The service has a nice, leave-you-to enjoy-yourself vibe, with servers neither too present or absent. Unfortunately when we were there the quiet street-side outside seating section was closed, and we had to endure the noisy traffic on Vanderbilt. But my joy and suprise at having found such a treasure in Prospect Heights made me forget about it.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/03/2007
I have eaten at Beast for brunch and dinner and have always enjoyed the food and service. The service today was poor. We waited for our food for 70 minutes! The waitress was not friendly and sighed when we asked for a bread basket to tide us over while waiting for our meal which she charged us for. The chorizo hash was dripping with oil and the bread for the basket was thoughed out. Carry a bag of M&M's in your bag just in case.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/01/2007
Great place for the neighborhood. It's a haunt for Prospect Heights people in search of good food. Worth a trip for anyone outside our little triangle of Brooklyn. Meet some people, eat some fantastic food, hear some good tunes. Beast is the best! For Tapas the portions are great. Go with a few people and share a few dishes or by yourself a few (ask the staff) are large enough for one. Long bar and the atmosphere is great for people dining alone as well.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/03/2007
We went off of reviews, and loved the place. The food was really delicious and fresh tasting, and it was a fun cool environment, they even had play-doh! We will head back there soon!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/04/2006
i live in the neighborhood, and beast is by far the best restaurant around. the food is consistently excellent and the service is always warm and friendly. my husband and i absolutely adore the brunch, but the sticky toffee pudding is hands down the best thing on the entire menu. i don't even order dessert very often, but we tried the sticky toffee pudding once and i've been hooked ever since. trust me, it's amazing!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/02/2006
Other than being forgotten if eating outside (can I get some water?), the dishes are delicious. Try the spicy almonds, listed as an appetizer tho portion is more of a side-dish. Portions are smaller than Id want for the price. still good for a nice date, good atmosphere, nice beers.
Posted by jay on 06/22/2006
they claim their menus is a tapas menus, but the portions are large for tapas. incredibly friendly service. sit at the bar a few times and you will be treated like a regular. great space that apparently sat empty for 25 years. great wine selection that is served in quartino which is a glass and a half. portobello mushrooms are great, as well as, skirt steak, pear tartlett. the burger is amazing.