Brooklyn Chophouse overall score: 81
From the crew that brought you Jade Sixty comes Brooklyn Chophouse, located in FiDi (not Brooklyn) and executing a very similar, if not the same, menu as Jade Sixty (Asian starters and entrees, fusion items, and good old American style chops).
We had the dry-aged (50-60 days) porterhouse for two.
This had minor dry aged flavor along the edges of some pieces. It was slightly overcooked from medium rare in some parts, but none of that stopped me from devouring it – and the temperature issue is somewhat expected with such a thick cut (2″ at least). The crust was excellent, as you can see.
Choice of Cuts & Quality Available: 8
You have a nice range of steakhouse selections here, all dry-aged and prime from Pat LaFrieda’s operation.
Portion Size & Plating: 8
Portions are on par with steakhouse country in midtown and other places downtown. There are some bargains to look out for, which I will get into below.
We had a comped meal here in exchange for posting pics on Instagram, but the pricing is fair for what you are getting. Think of this place like any other steakhouse, but with some nice Asian items to boot. Speaking of, the $55 Peking Duck is a great deal (more on that below).
I really loved the bar and lounge area here. They’re also mixing up some great cocktails, like the smoked boulevardier:
The Brooklyn old fashioned is killer too:
Specials and Other Meats: 9
There are lots of other items in terms of specials and other meats. But the main non-beef dish to look for here is the Peking duck. Here is a video of the slicing and presentation:
Make sure you take the remainder of that 7lb duck carcass home and make soup with it. One of the best Peking duck dishes I’ve had, ever. Awesome deal for just $55.
Apps, Sides & Desserts: 7
We tried a bunch of stuff here. Let me get right down to it.
Bacon – nice sweet maple flavor to it.
Pastrami dumplings – these are fun and delicious.
French onion soup dumplings – the skin was a bit too thick on these, and the filling was overly cheesy in some, and overly oniony in others. I think they can benefit from a more even distribution into each sack.
Bacon cheeseburger shumai – absolutely awesome. Get these! I can easily put down three orders of these without batting an eye.
Chocolate cake – dry and we weren’t fans of the frosting. A bit greasy, like they used shortening rather than buttercream.
The apple wontons were fun though. Mine didn’t have too much apple inside, but I just filled them with the vanilla ice cream instead.
Seafood Selection: 8
There’s a lot of great seafood on the menu, as you might expect from an Asian themed place. I didn’t try any but my next visit will be to try the salt and pepper lobster dish.
Really friendly and knowledgeable staff, timely with everything.
They nailed the ambiance here. It has a great vibe inside, especially the lounge and bar area. The elevated main dining room and private dining spaces are elegant but not stuffy.
150 Nassau St
New York, NY 10038