I hesitate to even share this information with you. Last night three of my girlfriends and I went to Mile End Delicatessen for dinner, yes, dinner, and it was the best meal I have had in Brooklyn in a while. I'd only ever heard about the deli in regards to its cured meats and Montreal bagels, but my friend J., who lives just down the street, had raved about the dinner at Mile End, so we went. This place is amazing. It's the best foodie secret I've discovered in a long, long time.
To start we ate the chopped liver, which was served with their garlic-poppy flatbread and knish. We tried sides of shmaltzed radishes and the brussels sprouts with green apple with candied walnuts. For entrees we shared the special matzo ball-chicken-dumpling soup, smoked chicken with dried fruit stuffing and trout with horseradish cream and pickled beets. Everything was delicious with small surprises to each dish. My only complaint is that the wine list was quite quirky.
Also, funny fact: I spotted Lincoln Restler, who won the 50th assembly district Democratic leader race this fall, dining there last night.
I should also note that the interiors are really well-designed: Simple, classic and utilitarian. Check out a tour of the space on Remodelista.