Bar Corvo And 606 R&D's Roast Chicken | Prospect Heights, New York

606 R&D and Bar Corvo know what we want

New York's neighborhood lines are notoriously shifty: Soho or South Village? Kips Bay or Murray Hill?

Table those fighting words and instead head to the blurry boundary of Brooklyn's up-and-coming Prospect Heights and Crown Heights neighborhoods, where you can argue about which new restaurant has the better roast chicken.

Bar Corvo: At the baby sibling to Park Slope's Al Di Là, Carla Martinez hews to a menu that is less-strictly Venetian than its progenitor's. Paprika-and-cayenne-spiked fried chickpeas ($4) and a fritto misto ($10) of lemon slices, parsley, onions and Jerusalem artichokes are fine bar snacks, and the roast chicken ($17) with coriander and bay leaf is an exemplar of the genre. 791 Washington Ave. (at Lincoln Pl.), Brooklyn; 718-230-0940 or

606 R&D: Ilene Rosen and Sara Dima first joined forces first at City Bakery. If any dish at 606 sounds like an after-school snack, order it. Garlic-salted poor man's fondue ($6), mortadella-cream-cheese roll-ups ($8) and a horseradish sandwich weighed down with Benton's bacon ($8) are all epic in their satisfying simplicity. There's an excellent rotisserie chicken here, too ($20 half; $30 whole). 606 Vanderbilt Ave. (between Prospect Pl. and St. Marks Ave.), Brooklyn; 718-230-0125 or