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What’s Hot In: BROOKLYN, N.Y.

Chez Lola

387 Myrtle Ave. (718) 858-1484. .Seats: 90.Cuisine: French.Specialties: blood-orange martini; serrano ham and pear stuffed with blue cheese, with serrano ham, arugula and pear balsamic; lamb tagine with couscous, dates and preserved lemon.Main courses: $10-$20.Chef: Octavio Simancas.Owners: Denis Costaz and Charlotta Janssen.


149 Broadway. (718) 384-6343. .Seats: 65.Cuisine: new American.Specialties: artichoke heart salad with cranberry beans, baby arugula, Parmesan and artichoke vinaigrette; venison with mushroom bread pudding, roasted Brussels sprouts, chestnuts and black currants; striped bass with braised endive, tomato, olive and basil.Main courses: $20-$26.Chef: Polo Dobkin.Owner: Colin Devlin.

The Farm on Adderley

1108 Cortelyou Road. (718) 287-3101. .Seats: 65.Cuisine: American.Specialties: smoked salmon with roasted beets, brown butter and pickled garlic; beet-and-goat-cheese terrine; potato soup with clams and chorizo; poached chicken with dirty rice and peppers.Main courses: $11-$19.Chef: Tom Kearney.Owners: Gary and Allison Jonas.

Hecho en Dumbo

111 Front St. (718) 855-5288. .Seats: 50.Cuisine: contemporary Mexican.Specialties: corn pancakes with shredded Dungeness crab, jalapeño oil and avocado; pork tacos steamed in banana leaf with Yucatán spices and pickled red onion; burrito with wine-braised steak stewed with caramelized onions.Main courses: $8-$17.Chef: Daniel Mena.Owner: Anna Castellani.

The Smoke Joint

87 S. Eliot Place. (718) 797-1011. .Seats: 35.Cuisine: barbecue.Specialties: smoked chicken wings in spicy-vinegar sauce; smoked pork tips in sweet barbecue sauce; smoked beef short ribs with brown-sugar chile sauce with soy, ginger and scallion.Main courses: $7-$22.Chef: Omar Luna.Owners: Ben Grossman and Craig Samuel.

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