Cook & Brown Public House
Wonderful restaurant and barLOVED this place and am plotting my return.There was a daily small plate list, and a seasonal menu. Food is beautifully presented and tastes even better! American cuisine with a contemporary flair. Beer list has the best of local microbrews, there is an extensive wine and an impressive selection of liquor. There are some suggested cocktails which are complex and interesting. They can make anything, usually people haven't heard of our request. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive without being intrusive.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious! TheThe food was delicious! The menu is simple, yet slightly eclectic. I went on a Sunday night with a small group and it was perfect. The restaurant is small, but well laid out and making reservations online is incredibly easy.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Sunday supper -Excellent Sunday supper - delicious food, enthusiastic staff - and a really well-paced meal.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways newWe had a wonderful experience at Cook & Brown. All dishes were fresh and prepared perfectly. Service and ambiance was great.
Only down side is menu is a bit limited and only local sodas for non drinkers.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotFood was exceptional and reasonably priced. Waitress was a bit over anxious but other than that, great experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh and Innovative!We went this weekend to celebrate my daughters graduation from college and my parents from Cape May joined us. First off, the service was terrific, attentive and we were not rushed! We wanted to relax and enjoy. The beer selection and wine selection were very interesting and a few I had not seen before. Highly recommend the pate, ceviche, but all were fabulous.The peanuts on the pate appetizer were terrific, I forgot to ask how they were flavored. I had the bluefish with braised endive, it just melted in my mouth and the bluefish was not oily tasting as it sometimes can be. A home run was gnocchi with fiddleheads and my mother adored the fettuccine with mussels. Dad raved about the asparagus soup. I cannot wait to go back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day TreatThis is a great place for a romantic night out or dinner with friends. It was pleasant but not too casual. My husband and I shared the chicken liver pate which was yummy. I then had the sword fish with lentils - flavorfull and and the swordfish was tender and delicate. My husband had the chicken and cavatelli - good, slightly spicy. We shared the chocolate bread pudding which was delicious. The service was attentive but not pushy. Portions were just right- leaving you room for a dessert. I enjoy a pre dinner cocktail but the choices were a little exotic for me. My husband found his glass of beer very small - it was like a juice glass. Having different size options for the beers would please my husband as he found himself thirsty.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and Aims to PleaseThe dining experience on Saturday, May 4, 2013 was great. Food choices were all outstanding and the staff was very attentive. They asked if we needed to have the music turned down, did not rush us to finish our meal, and kept asking if everything was okay. Maybe they did that a bit too much, but I thought they were "aiming to please" since 2 of us in the party of 4 had never been to Cook and Brown before. Everything was great until the end of the night when the tea water was cold, no spoons were presented with the coffee, and we had to wait for one cup of coffee. This ending made what had been a great night, just a bit disappointing. However, I will definitely return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very nice dinnerWe had a very nice dinner of monkfish and mussels, and although a couple of mussels were a bit gritty overall the food was fantastic and the service very friendly and attentive. It was awfully crowded on a Saturday night, and our late-add reservations stuck us in the elevated "display window" table near the bar, but the food we had was definitely *not* something we could have prepared ourselves, and was very good and interesting to eat. Our "Hi-Q" cocktail was also refreshingly different and good.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, C&B was a wonderfulAs always, C&B was a wonderful choice to bring out of town guests (my father in law and his new wife), who raved over the 'unique and creative' menu, the fabulous cocktails, and the local ingredients. Wonderful to have a neighborhood restaurant that takes its craft so seriously4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA great neighborhood bistro;A great neighborhood bistro; very fresh food; informal setting. Lots of people at the bar on a Friday night made it a bit noisy, but it wasn't unbearable. Great draught beers and original dishes--I loved the light ricotta gnocchi with red radishes and a radish-green pesto. My dad has a great lemon-herb risotto with very tender lamb.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were enjoying the ambianceWe were enjoying the ambiance and the service and were overall impressed with the restaurant until the entree's arrived. We shared our meals, the beef with noodles and the risotto. the risotto was more interesting than the beef but neither was very good and we wouldn't order these again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pork shoulder was well-preparedThe pork shoulder was well-prepared and tasty. A simple salad was perfect: not over-dressed and with crisp clean lettuce. The entree could have been heated more. Interesting bar menu.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM