Monday, November 25, 2019

Clark's Restaurant

Clark's Restaurant is located on Clark Street (between Henry and Monroe) in Brooklyn, New York City.

Day #2 of the East Coast trip started with my first NYC subway ride to Brooklyn. Despite it being my first time, I thought the subway was easy to use and very quick to get to any destination. I see why locals use it as their primary means of transportation in the city. I highly recommend the NYC Subway Guide; my Mom and I read the info on that site right before we headed to the subway.

Predictably, the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood is a much more easygoing area than Manhattan. Good history here, too.

Clark's opened in 1986 and has been going strong for over 30 years. Typical American food menu here.

The interior has an elegant, yet old-school vibe. Mom and I sat at a booth near the entrance, but there's also counter seating to retain that diner-like atmosphere.

Specials include a tiny glass of fresh squeezed juice (probably the equivalent of a double shot), and hot coffee or hot tea.

Mom ordered the Garden Omelet ($12), with home fries and toast. Her lone beverage was orange juice, otherwise sticking with water. The omelet contained broccoli, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and tomatoes.

I got a Belgian waffle special with bacon ($9.25). My beverages were orange juice and coffee.

Everything was delicious. Good crispy exterior on the home fries, while staying soft on the inside. Hearty omelet. A very light, golden-brown waffle. Crispy bacon. Even the coffee had good flavor.

It's not every day that you would get fresh squeezed OJ. And extremely sweet oranges, too.

Very fast service. This meal, with a casual walk around Brooklyn, was an outstanding way to start the day. We headed to the Dumbo neighborhood for another awesome shot of the Brooklyn Bridge. And yes, we walked the bridge back to Manhattan.

I definitely recommend Clark's if you're in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. 9/10

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