I want is a burger.
Or a nice grilled piece of salmon on mashed potatoes (left).
Nothing with Asian influences, or French, or a novel take on
With bistros in the area proliferating like bunnies on Easter
Sunday, simple American cooking can be hard to find. In June,
partners Scott Fredrick and Andrew Benedict opened City Lighting
Restaurant & Bar in that funky triangular space on Flatbush
Avenue that you’ve driven past 10,000 times that was once a lighting
store. (See the connection? Lighting store - City Lighting?)
It’s now an attractive dining room with a 30-foot bar and retro
lighting circa 1960-’70.
But never mind that.
City Lighting has crab cakes and grilled fish, good burgers and
salads. If you’re hankering for a steak, or a big bowl of garlicky
mussels, or simple pastas, they’ve got those, too.
There’s even strawberry shortcake. It’s spring. Treat yourself
to a slice.
City Lighting Restaurant & Bar (307 Flatbush Ave. at Prospect
Place in Prospect Heights) accepts Visa and MasterCard. Entrees:
$9-$16. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Brunch is served 11 am-4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. For information,
call (718) 230-3321.
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010