Williamsburg’s latest Brazilian eating vacation spot, Santo Parque (232 North twelfth St.), opened in 2021 throughout the road from McCarren Park. After a mushy opening in August, the restaurant was in a position to absolutely welcome company in October.
Santo Parque is the second restaurant from the Yamasaki household, who shaped the Todos Os Santos hospitality group in 2020 after opening their first enterprise, Santo Brúklin, in Carroll Gardens. The Brazilian cousins preserve household and enjoyable on the foreground of their eating places. They search to construct sturdy relationships with company and the neighborhood.
Santo Parque serves up conventional Brazilian dishes like pão de queijo, which is described as Brazilian cheese bread, served with a creamy cheese unfold, a guava jam and a spicy pork unfold. Two basic Brazilian entrees to attempt are the Moqueca, a coconut milk stew sometimes served with seafood, or the Feijoada do Santo, a black bean and pork stew served with rice. Each are hearty choices, excellent for a chilly winter day. Many entrees are served with fried yucca as an alternative of contemporary fries.
Santo Parque has additionally entered the Williamsburg brunch scene. For those who’re searching for a singular noon meal, the PDQ Benedict is a Brazilian tackle the basic dish, as an alternative made with pão de queijo topped with poached eggs and spicy malagueta sauce.
For each dinner and brunch, quite a lot of cocktails, wine and beer are provided. Attempt artistic cocktails like a Swingin’ Betty with Montelobos mezcal, bitter cherry acerola and Brazilian malagueta pepper syrup or the Woman From Ipanema with Espolon Blanco tequila, jalapeno tequila, contemporary grapefruit, lime and seltzer. In fact, you gained’t be disenchanted with a basic Caipirinha. In spite of everything, when in Rio (by the use of Brooklyn)!
If cocktails aren’t your factor, Santo Parque additionally serves native Greenpoint IPA and Greenpoint Lager. For those who’re the night time’s designated driver, attempt the Guarana Antartica, a preferred mushy drink in Brazil that’s a scrumptious sugary model of Ginger Ale.
Santo Parque’s industrial-chic house has excessive ceilings and a enjoyable, but laid-back vibe, making the restaurant the kind of spot the place you may have a calming weekend brunch or blowout birthday dinner.
For those who’re trying to find one thing to do on a Monday night time, Santo Parque might have simply the factor. They host a comedy night time each Monday when the restaurant is closed for dinner service. A rotating lineup of comedians entertain company whereas Santo Parque serves up their scrumptious cocktails.
Santo Parque affords takeout and supply. The restaurant serves dinner Wednesday to Saturday for dinner 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and brunch Saturday 11 a.m. – 5p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Santo Parque can be collaborating in Restaurant Week till February thirteenth.