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Fifth Avenue has its share of bistros, Thai places and bars, but finding simple American cooking at reasonable prices takes work.

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, your search is over.

Two Josh’s - Grinker (right), who served as sous chef at River Cafe, and Foster (left), who spent seven years as director of purchasing at the Tribeca Grill - will open the Stone Park Cafe, named for the Old Stone House historical museum located in the playground across the street.

According to Grinker, the team’s "New American cooking" includes hot smoked black cod with fava beans and sweet corn succotash, and a prime, grilled rib-eye steak with creamy mushroom sauce. For the finale, cocoa fans can dig into a double chocolate souffle with vanilla ice cream or take the tart route with a rich lemon cake topped with honeyed goat cheese and fresh berries.

Brick walls, wood floors and ceiling beams form a casual backdrop. The cafe offers a kids’ menu and a full bar, too. (Try having one without the other.)

Stone Park Cafe (324 Fifth Ave. at Third Street in Park Slope) accepts American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Entrees: $14-$23. Dinner will be served six nights a week. Brunch will be served all day Saturdays and Sundays. Closed Mondays. For information, call (718) 369-0082.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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