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Cathedral

Map & Directions 3402 Church Ave.
New York, NY 11203
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718-483-8266
  • Haitian
  • Sun 7am-8pm, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm
  • cash
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Accepted
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Village Voice's Description

Located on the western edge of East Flatbush, Cathedral is one of the New York City's most approachable Haitian restaurants, showcasing a cuisine that mixes African, French, and other diverse elements. Grillot (pronounced "gree-oh") is a case in point: a dish of pork chunks marinated in shallots and sour orange, boiled, and then fried in the lard that remains after boiling. It's a French confit, par excellence. "Legumes"--the word simply means "vegetables" in French--is a stew featuring carrots, greens, and turnips cooked into a thick sauce, in which bits of lambi (conch) are mired. Lambi itself in a bright red fricassee is considered the Haitian national dish, served with rice and pureed black beans. Located in a neighborhood with many Caribbean groups represented, it's not surprising that a Jamaican dish or two often appears on the daily menu at Cathedral. The small bright space has only three tables for dining in, but you'll find a very friendly welcome. --Robert Sietsema

 
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Tips from foursquare

  • Village Voice on 04/26/13

    This is the right joint for some authentic Haitian food! Get the grillot: a confit of pork chunks marinated in sour orange and shallots, and cooked in pork fat. We're hungry just thinking about it..

  • Jay JaY B. on 06/10/13

    Large.portions.you will not leave hungry.

  • Steph B. on 04/22/12

    Great option if Kal's is packed across the street!

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