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Verde Cafe on Smith

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Fri, 2/22
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


$13 - $28
Italian, Bar, International, Mediterranean, Greek, Contemporary, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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shrimp cocktail
4 jumbo shrimp served with cocktail sauce
clams on the half shell
8 clams served with cocktail sauce
seafood salad
shrimp, calamari, octopus, pei mussels, and olives drizzled with extra virgin olive and lemon
beef carpaccio
topped with arugula and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil
burrata with prosciutto di parma
buffalo milk mozzarella with prosciutto and extra virgin olive oil
beets and leeks with robiolina cheese
baked clams
½ dozen baked clams served oreganata style
steamed mussels
sautéed in a white wine sauce
eggplant lasagnetta
eggplant with mortadella and smoked buffalo mozzarella in a light tomato meat sauce
chicken $+4
shrimp $+5
house salad
mixed green salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, cannellini beans, shredded carrots and red onions in a vincotto dressing
chicken $+4
shrimp $+5
caesar salad
romaine lettuce tossed with homemade caesar dressing, croutons, and parmesan cheese
chicken $+4
shrimp $+5
spinach and gorgonzola salad
baby spinach with nuts, gorgonzola cheese, and raisins in a fig vinaigrette
chicken $+4
shrimp $+5
strawberry salad with ricotta
strawberry, basil, and arugula with ricotta in a balsamic vinaigrette
chicken $+4
shrimp $+5
nicoise salad
mixed greens, nicoise olives, tomatoes, red onions, capers, hard-boiled egg, seared tuna with an orange thyme vinaigrette
pappardelle with beef ragout
penne alla vodka
rigatoni with filetto di pomodoro
rigatoni pasta served with prosciutto and wild cherry tomatoes
spaghetti with clam sauce
spaghetti sautéed with clams in a white wine sauce
spaghetti with scallops and shrimp
served in a light cream sauce
spaghetti puttanesca
sautéed with tomatoes, olives, capers in a white wine sauce
linguine with mussels
sautéed in a spicy cherry tomato sauce
crispy gnocchi with sausage and broccoli rabe
orecchiette with chick peas and speck
sautéed with diced spinach in a garlic oil sauce
lobster feast
½ lobster, baked clams, shrimp served with corn on the cob
tuna with cannellini beans and escarole
seared sushi grade tuna
shrimp scampi
5‎ jumbo shrimp broiled with white wine served with saffron risotto
salmon with spinach and couscous
served with sautéed spinach and couscous broccoli rabe mix
tilapia marechiara
sautéed in a light tomato and white wine sauce
zuppa di pesce with crostini
calamari, clams, scallops, shrimp, and pei mussels in a light spicy tomato sauce, served with crostini
ribeye 20oz
angus ribeye served with fresh polenta and sautéed spinach
filet mignon
grilled filet mignon served with potatoes and sautéed mushrooms
straccetti with arugula and parmesan cheese
grilled filet mignon, sliced and served over fresh arugula topped with shaved parmesan cheese
veal piccata
veal sautéed in a lemon and white wine sauce served with sautéed spinach
chicken marsala
chicken filet sautéed with mushrooms and marsala wine
chicken florentine
chicken‎ filet sautéed with spinach in a white wine sauce
sautéed with garlic and extra virgin olive oil
broccoli rabe
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

We don't often frequent the restaurants on Smith Street because we no longer live in Brooklyn, but if we did, Verde Cafe would definitely be a 'regular'. We visited recently with friends and it was a lovely meal, and we were all, including the friend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

Comfortable, quiet with food that's OK. It doesn't miss the mark, but it doesn't aim that high. Fried gnocchi? $24 Martini? Some things not to like.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank njcycle
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Wow what a great place it was my birthday gathering and the location was easy to find the food and drinks were amazily good.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank evalynch60
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Brunch with friends and family. We walked in without reservations. Verde has a lovely patio in the back for alfresco dining. We decided to eat inside. If is a narrow restaurant but the food was excellent.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank U7242IGlisad
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Decent food, been awhile since I've been back. Consistent food but a bit high in price for the quality. Also made reservation on opentable and redeemed points for gift card, even though they had the logo of opentable all over the register the staff kept...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

We have been going to Verde's on Smith Street off and on for many months since my last review. It still is one of the best restaurants on Smith Street in the Brooklyn Heights area. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent as...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

Not bad, nice place with friendly service and decent food. But also nothing to brag about. Busy for brunch

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed April 7, 2017

My husband and I can be found at brunch here most every weekend at Verde. The food is consistent and reliably good. They have options on the menu for the entire spectrum of weekend appetite... from keeping it light because you just left the gym...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank LukusEstok
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I have visited this restaurant many, many times and never have been disappointed. The food and service are outstanding. Pastas are great. In the spring and summer, the back garden is a great place to eat . Our last meal was as good as always....More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Tom L
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

The muscles did not taste particular fresh, but the eggplant appetizer was absolutely delicious. The prices were also reasonable, the crowd on the older side, but the staff very attentive.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Pioneer644329
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