The Farm on Adderly


1108 Cortelyou Road


Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 11 p.m., Friday to 11:30 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 11:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Photo by David Penner

A glinting beacon of Central Brooklyn fine dining, The Farm on Adderley hit the ground running when it opened in 2006 on a slowly (and still) developing stretch of Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park. Owners Gary Jonas and Allison McDowell ditched corporate careers for gigs as first-time restaurateurs; nearly a decade later they and chef Tom Kearney have bloomed with the community, delivering locally sourced, rustic New American cuisine to a slew of hungry diners. Those diners fill the restaurant's 120 seats (40 of which populate a funky, fenced-in garden with large-scale brick wall murals), supping on market-friendly plates of fried and stuffed zucchini blossoms and delicate skate wing over earthy gigante beans brightened with salsa verde. Families take note: The grilled cheese here is served on Texas toast, and it comes as part of a kids' menu that includes organic beef hot dogs and buttered noodles with broccoli and Parmesan (all priced under $10). The kitchen blossoms during brunch with inspired dishes like smoked pollock cakes with harissa mayonnaise, and red flannel hash, the corned beef chopped together with beets and topped with a sunny-side-up egg and bracing beet mustard.