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Thistle Hill Tavern

Thistle Hill Tavern, the newest addition to Park Slope’s Seventh Avenue restaurant row, is a new school eatery with an old-world feel. The restaurant, with handsome, wood-paneled walls adorned with weathered maps and portraits, invokes, as its name might suggest, the feeling of a place that might have been there 200 years ago, had Park Slope been more than farmland.

Never mind the ambience though; it would be worth the trip without it. Jon Wallace, the executive chef, has crafted a menu that is nothing short of incredible — the food is thoughtful, proof that details matter. Many of the cocktails are reworked old world cocktails, such as the Brooklyn Eagle ($10), a satisfying concoction of bourbon, triple sec, sweet vermouth and lime juice — proof that the Brooklyn Eagle is good for one thing.

Owner David Massoni has taken care to make sure Thistle Hill Tavern is also the sort of place you could pop into for a beer and a snack on the way home from work, with modestly priced snacky items like the fried fennel ($5), a “grown-up onion ring,” which is perfect with a beer.

Perhaps the trend of Seventh Avenue’s overpriced, mediocre eateries is on its way out. Thistle Hill Tavern is surely a good start.

Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 5 pm- 12 am. Friday -Saturday, 5 pm- 2 am. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am- 4 pm.

Where: 441 Seventh Ave. at 15th Street
Tel: (347) 599–1262
How much: Entrees: $15-$20.
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Updated Feb. 6, 2012
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