“But yea there’s like nothing in the surrounding area.…”
Ok… yes, there was nothing like Bklyn Fare in the surrounding area. It’s probably one of the top 5 restaurants in NYC, so how could there be?
However, this is not a “desolate area”, nor is it true that there’s “like nothing” around it. Chewchow is on the money but was being nice by understating the misconception… this place is on Schermerhorn, one block from Smith St, two blocks from Atlantic Ave, 5 blocks from Ft. Greene and very close to Park Slope, Bklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights & even Clinton Hill. This area is the center of “Downtown Brooklyn” & has 5 major hotels within a 10 block radius and 2 bedroom condos selling for $1.5million. It has just about every subway line in NYC available within blocks. The Barclay Center & Bklyn Academy of Music are a short walk away as well. If the saying “location, location, location” has any truth to it, this area is the definition of it.
There are more than a dozen excellent restaurants (none of BF standard, but very good) within easy walking distance: like La Vara, Battersby, River Cafe, Frankies… – all well known and written up by eater.com and on every other food site. And there are several well known cocktail places as well: Clover Club, Elsa, Long Island Bar… – all right there.
So, “no”, not “desolate”. And not alone. Okay… rant over.
(hey, I’m a 65 year old born in Brooklyn guy, living in the area… what can you expect?)