Jack the Horse Tavern
Graduating at the top of his class from French Culinary Institute, chef Tim Oltmans brings his skills to this upscale Brooklyn Heights restaurant serving Euro-influenced, new American cuisine like pan-roasted diver scallops, roasted pork chop with celery-root purée, and mac and cheese with smoked gouda. The interior remains old American, with a tin-paneled ceiling, exposed brick, wood-plank floor, and wall of antique clocks. The small bar area in front pours East Coast drafts and mixes old-timey cocktails, such as the "Old-Fashioned" and "Tom Collins," for its Ralph Lauren-wearing clientele. Tuesdays and Wednesdays feature a three-course, prix fixe menu.