Just when you
thought there wasn’t a single place to sate your craving for
a catfish taco, Miracle Grill opens on Seventh Avenue in Park
Slope. The airy space is the first Brooklyn outpost of the restaurant,
which already has locations in the East Village and Murray Hill.
Since it opened in February, Miracle Grill has been dishing out
southwestern-style dishes, true to its first chef, Bobby Flay,
who went on to open the Mesa Grill and Bolo, two popular city
eateries. In the spacious dining area with adobe walls and moody
lighting, Marco Vasquez, who worked in the First Avenue location,
rubs pork chops with ancho chile powder and spices up organic
chicken for hearty chili.
Grilled food is the draw here, so expect your catfish, spicy
chicken and all manner of fresh fish to bear the marks of a grill.
(Pictured is the grilled mahi mahi topped with papaya jicama
salsa over grilled vegetables.) Gathered around the bar area
where old record covers and Mexican plates hang, diners sip frozen
margaritas in flavors like blood orange, guava, mango and peach.
Walk by the restaurant on the weekend, and under the shady porch
awning you’ll notice neighborhood families nibbling warm cornbread
and lingering over big platters of eggs benedict topped with
chipotle chile hollandaise, or sharing one another’s breakfast
burritos filled with soft scrambled eggs, spicy chorizo sausage
Miracle Grill (222 Seventh Ave. at Third Street in Park Slope)
accepts American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Entrees: $9-$20.
The restaurant serves dinner daily and brunch on weekends from
11 am to 3:30 pm. For reservations, call (718) 369-4541.
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010