FLATBUSH – A new restaurant is coming to 847 Flatbush Ave on December 1, with the opening of Caribbean Social, which bills itself as an upscale, modern “restalounge” and social club.
The slick new 4,000 square foot space is from the hospitality group behind Suede, a popular Caribbean eatery in East Flatbush, which has been graced by the A-list likes of Cardi B and Zendaya.
In the kitchen, Chef Gary Lewis will be in charge of the “elevated Caribbean” selections and small plates, which include riffs on jerk chicken, curry, oxtails, and more traditional island fare. Lewis has worked across the U.S. and Caribbean, including New York’s famed Jamaican outpost Miss Lily’s.
A full bar will be available, naturally focusing heavily on rum, with more than 100 varieties and flavors available to patrons. Expect tropical drinks featuring fresh juices and twists on classic cocktails.
The first floor of the luxury space will feature a bar with tables and banquettes, plus secluded dining nooks for small parties. At the back, a private dining room will accommodate up to 15 guests. Upstairs, Caribbean Social plans to capitalize on the speakeasy and mixology trends with The Christophe, a smaller social-club-within-a-social-club featuring it’s own bar and small plate menu.
Caribbean food can be found across central Brooklyn at all levels and price points, from takeaway counters to sit-down restaurants and local institutions—hopefully, Caribbean Social will carry the familiar flavors in new, exciting directions!
UPDATE 11/29/17: The neighborhood of the restaurant has been corrected to Flatbush, not Prospect Lefferts Gardens