Back in May on the Racines thread, when Liebrandt first started his gig there, I asked about this place.
I had dinner there last august and thought it was kind of hard to evaluate, in part because we were with our kids and that constrains what we order and drives up the cost etc. its a lot more ambitious than the average neighborhood restaurant, especially in park slope, so the menu reads well and it was a lot more interesting than what you can find elsewhere in park slope. but I didnt like most of the apps we ordered and in the end I didnt think it was much more than a solid neighborhood restaurant. the mains (especially the sauce on the beef) were a lot stronger than the rest of the meal, maybe we ordered wrong? Id say its like a lesss olmsted if that makes sense. if you need to be in south slope for other reasons its definitely the best thing I know of, but we havent been to hugo and sons.
I think liebrants food is special and will be disappointed if our meal next month is not more than a good neighborhood restaurant meal, especially considering that we are likely to spend more on wine than we would at a place like camperdown elm. the fact that the food cost is comparable is a good illustration of whats wrong with dining out here now.