Milk River Opens Today

By Anne Roderique Jones
August 21, 2013

Milk River, named after Milk River in Claredon, Jamaica, is the newest addition to the Prospect Heights scene. Chef La-Niece Lyew, of Umi Nom and Kuma Inn fame, is a Brooklyn native with Jamaican and Chinese roots, who pulls from her background to create Milk River’s Caribbean-Asian-inspired menu. An eclectic mix of Jamaican jerk lamb ribs, crispy fried sea bass and Chinese sausages with vegetable fried rice round out the menu. And fruit-forward drinks, like the Kool-Aid Cooler with vodka, tropical punch Kool-Aid syrup, lemon, absinthe and fresh berries or the Farmer’s Market with Hendricks Gin, watermelon, mint, lime and a salted watermelon garnish, make up the cocktail list.

The bi-level space features a 150 seat dining room downstairs with swanky, tufted booths and a communal bar, while the second floor is dedicated to a sports lounge with cozy couches, high tables and flat-screen televisions. Just in time for football season.

960 Atlantic Ave.; 718-636-8600

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