New York, NY 11203
- Sun 7am-8pm, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm
- Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
- Not Accepted
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
Tips from foursquare
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..
Large.portions.you will not leave hungry.
Great option if Kal's is packed across the street!
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Reviews and News
Spring is (finally) in the air and the warm weather seems to be lightening our moods as well as our wardrobes. Did the rising temperatures have... More on Cathedral »
Lambi is a fricassee of conch in coconut milk with root vegetables, variegated bell peppers, and chiles. This week, Counter Culture slithers... More on Cathedral »
Grillot ("gree-oh") is one of the glories of Haitian cooking. Fatty pork chunks are soaked in a citrus-shallot marinade, then simmered down until... More on Cathedral »