Sonny’s Bar & Grill has been in business
just three months, but it has already established itself as a
brunch destination on Smith Street.
Wander by on a weekend and the outdoor tables are packed with brunchers lingering over their eggs and hearty salads. Stroll by in the evening and diners are sipping wine and enjoying green market vegetables, fresh fish and steaks hot off the grill.
All that pales though when you consider what’s coming.
In a week, chef Merlin Tlapa (pictured at left with his watermelon parfait) will start cranking out house-made ice cream, gelato and sorbet in flavors like passion fruit and good old chocolate chip and vanilla. Top it with fresh whipped cream, hot fudge, nuts and every sundae accouterment you’ve dreamed of all winter long. If ice cream and only ice cream is what you want, you can take your scoop or two and join the rest of the diners at the outdoor tables.
Sonny’s Bar & Grill (305 Smith St. at Union Street in Carroll Gardens) accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Entrees: $7.50-$17. Ice cream prices to be determined. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner seven nights a week. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 4 pm. Kids’ menu available. For information call (718) 643-3293.