Named after the childhood stuffed animals of the two owners, Lamb & Jaffy lies on the northern reaches of Manhattan Ave., serving straightforward, unsubtle, but well-crafted meals.
Friendly, patient waitstaff, well deserving of tips. Some seriously tasty food, including “devils on horseback” (6 bacon-wrapped dates, served in the cast-iron skillet used to cook them, $5), and perfectly medium-rare duck with butternut squash. The menu changes seasonally, so the ingredients are always on the fresh side. Their lack of a liquor license and BYOB policy is a great money-saver too, especially considering there’s a liquor store immediately next door.
Portion sizes aren’t very large and I weren’t always quite good enough to justify the price. As an example, the skirt steak special (pictured above) was decent, but not worthy of being an $18 entree.
Not sure if it’s the acoustics, the size of the space, the number of tables put there, or the drunkards-friendly BYOB policy, but it can get ridiculously loud in here.
Definitely consider making a reservation if you want to get in on Friday or Saturday night, as the restaurant is pretty small, and doesn’t rush diners out the door.
Lamb & Jaffy
1073 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
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