clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Take a Look Around Olmsted, a Sunny Prospect Heights Bistro With a Vegetable Garden

It's a prime candidate for date night near Prospect Park

Last week, chef Greg Baxtrom and restaurateur Ian Rothman opened Olmsted, a Prospect Heights bistro with a garden in the back where many of the kitchen’s ingredients are grown. Baxtrom, who previously worked in the kitchens of Alinea and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, is trying to offer ambitious, seasonally-driven food at a reasonable price. The chef recently told Eater: "I'm just trying to blow minds for $24 an entree." The menu includes radish top gazpacho, a carrot crepe with surf clams, grilled hake with rhubarb, and a grass-fed steak with potatoes daphinoise. The restaurant is named after Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed nearby Prospect Park. The dining room has 50 seats, plus a chef's counter and 12 seats at the bar.

Check out photos of the dining room and garden below, and if you happen to stop by this week, let us know what you think.

[Grass-fed steak]

First Look

Find One of NYC’s Best Green Chile Cheeseburgers Yet at This Ode to Santa Fe in Williamsburg

NYC Restaurant Closings

Freehand Hotel’s Star Restaurant Simon & the Whale Sinks — and More Closings

A.M. Intel

The Metrograph Theater Is Back Open for Dinner and a Show

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater New York newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world