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