Brennan & Carr

Venue Info

A mainstay on New York City food bucket lists, Brennan & Carr sits in an unremarkable, dark brick building in Sheepshead Bay whose wood-paneled walls, Civil War paintings, and plaid curtains resemble a dining room in the rural Midwest fifty years ago, not south Brooklyn of the now. Don't be turned away by the moody exterior though: open since 1938, the restaurant is known for its roast beef sandwiches, made with thinly sliced, steamed Iowa beef and a soft, soggy roll that sits in a pool of pan juice. There are also hamburgers and hot dogs, which are charred and juicy in their own right, but that's not really what you're here for. You want the hot beef, and whatever pie is on the menu that day.

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Brennan & Carr

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A mainstay on New York City food bucket lists, Brennan & Carr sits in an unremarkable, dark brick building in Sheepshead Bay whose wood-paneled walls, Civil War paintings, and plaid curtains resemble a dining room in the rural Midwest fifty years ago, not south Brooklyn of the now. Don't be turned away by the moody exterior though: open since 1938, the restaurant is known for its roast beef sandwiches, made with thinly sliced, steamed Iowa beef and a soft, soggy roll that sits in a pool of pan juice. There are also hamburgers and hot dogs, which are charred and juicy in their own right, but that's not really what you're here for. You want the hot beef, and whatever pie is on the menu that day.