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Monday
May072012

Open for Business: Carlton Park, 636 Carlton Avenue

The long-in-the-works farm to table, local and organic restaurant Carlton Park (originally M. Helen), from chef Billy Cooper and Burrito Bar GM Greg Yerman, opened up over the weekend on the prime corner of Flatbush, Park, and Carlton Avenues.

It's a smallish restaurant, but the space is very creatively designed. There's a kitchen-facing counter and an adjacent full bar, and seating for about 40 in all. An entire wall is essentially dominated by two large garage-style doors, which will open up the entire restaurant to the outside when opened, and the whole space has a bright, airy feel.

The menu can be found here, and it's clear that there's certainly an emphasis on local and organic food. There are plenty of vegeterian options as well, and several of the dishes can be prepared vegan if requested. They're open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Carlton Park, 636 Carlton Avenue Brooklyn NY 11218. 1-347-915-2222.

Reader Comments (7)

If the food is anything like Burrito Bar, wave and keep walking

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJBOB

VERY cute interior, I have to say. I was pleasantly surprised at that when I walked by. Yes, Burrito Bar isn't very good, but this still deserves an honest shot. If it can offer a good healthy and sustainable take on some basics, then it will be a nice counterpoint to the more upscale places (James, The Vanderbilt) nearby. Time will tell. I welcome any attempt at something good on a corner that's had nothing of note in it for the past decade, and then some.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParkPlace

19 dollars for a bowl of quinoa and tofu is not what I would call not-upscale, ParkPlace!

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfrabjous

The prices are ludicrous. I would rather go to James or Vanderbilt or Franny's or Kaz an Nou. All are within a couple blocks and have far better prices with terrific food. This place needed to be special and it doesn't look it. And where is the sign? You can't even tell what it is from the outside.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterprospectpark

Wow......remember when it was only a few of us commenting on here, before this turned just as obnoxious as FIPS and Brooklynian?

Don't like the prices? Don't go there. Get a job while you're at it.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParkPlace

The person who comments more than anyone else (with 2 posts on this one) is telling people to get a job? I love irrational hypocrisy.
It DOES look expensive and not even a little bit creative from what I see of the menu. Should do fine with the arena crowd and burrito bar has subpar food and stays in business so what do I know.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdeanstreet

I like the Burriot Bar both for the fresh tating Tex Mex food and the fun atmosphere as well as always great service. and I look forward to trying Carlton Park. Congratulations Mr. Yerman!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce

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