"If that ever happens I'll buy you a farm on Adderley!" is what they say in Cape Town, South Africa to express extreme unlikelihood, like the chances, for example, that first time restaurateurs Gary Jonas and Allison McDowell would make a go of it in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. But that's exactly what they've done – The Farm on Adderley has been packed steadily since it opened in 2006, and for good reason. Chef Tom Kearney's menu is an ever-changing catalog of what is fresh, local and seasonal: On a recent wintry night fresh Berkshire pork belly was slow-roasted to melting perfection, local grass-fed beef shoulder was braised in red wine until fork tender, and a lacinato kale and celery root salad was providing the refreshing crunch. And the quality/price ratio is one of the best in the five boroughs.
1108 Cortelyou Rd (Ditmas Park)