You don’t have to go to Brooklyn to have a Brooklyn experience. We have now found Brooklyn right in Mission Hills, a fun neighborhood in San Diego. Brooklyn Girl was created by Michael and Victoria McGeath, formerly of Trattoria Acqua in La Jolla. They have now brought their restaurant skills to this fun, urban hang-out. A huge cocktail menu awaits you and if you are a wine-lover like me, the wines are reasonably priced and there is a decent wine list. (We had the Whitehall Lane Merlot for $59).
The entrees are huge and are intended for sharing. We enjoyed MARY’S FREE RANGE WHOLE CHICKEN “IN A POT”, which was more than enough food for two. A delicious wood-oven roasted treat with onions, carrots, red potatoes and thyme butter for $28. Everything is organic, homemade, and delicious. The PAN SEARED WILD SALMON with Mushroom ragout, Savoy cabbage, Baby Heirloom Potatoes, fresh Yellow Corn Veloute for $23. was enjoyed by others in our group. My favorite aspect of the restaurant is the Brooklyn decor. A huge open room with an open bar and fun photos and signs adorning the walls, interesting artifacts and light fixtures creating the Brooklyn scene. This is definitely a happening place…we were 20 miles away from our own zip code and still ran into several friends over the course of the evening. So if you’re in the mood for a noisy and crowded, but fun atmosphere, this is the spot. The menu is broad enough that you can enjoy something new for many visits to come.