Brooklyn / Clinton Hill
Get directions | 455 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205
Hours | Sunday 10am-12am, Monday 5:30pm-12am, Tuesday 5:30pm-12am, Wednesday 5:30pm-12am, Thursday 5:30pm-12am, Friday 5:30pm-12am, Saturday 10am-12am
We’ve always believed that if a restaurant can’t be great at everything, it will be most valuable if it can figure out how to be really good at one thing. Sort of like a Silicon Valley start up, but with an actual business model.
Bar Bolinas’ one thing is eating a burger outside. This Clinton Hill restaurant from the team behind Allswell does that very well. The burger here is a unique creation, mostly in that it’s served on Dutch Crunch bread, which has a sweet crust on the outside of the otherwise soft bun. It’s a very interesting, very good hamburger, and it comes with very good fries. It can be consumed anywhere in this small Myrtle Avenue restaurant, but it is best consumed on Bar Bolinas’ excellent patio, ideally for lunch when things are less crowded than they can be at night.
That’s not to say that there aren’t other good things to eat at Bar Bolinas. It’s a solid neighborhood restaurant with nice people, good drinks, and occasionally excellent desserts. But lots of places have those things. Nobody else has this burger and that patio.
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