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Corner BYOB

850 W. 36th St. (Elm Ave.) Send to Phone
443-869-5075 | Menu
A former workingman’s luncheonette has become a mecca for adventurous eaters.
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Corner BYOB Restaurant Review

: Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! On an average night at Corner BYOB, that just might be what’s on your plate. Yes, we’re kidding --- but not entirely. Belgian-born chef Bernard Dehaene has a penchant for exotic meats, and he’s turned this former workingman’s luncheonette into a mecca for adventurous gastronomes. No endangered species, of course, but his ever-changing menu has been known to feature black bear, not to mention python, stingray, wild boar and kangaroo. There’s even a “Gastronaut Society” with special dinners for members. Those who prefer their food less fearsome will still eat exceptionally well here: some of chef Dehaene’s “Continental comfort food” specialties include duck cassoulet with cannellini beans and mussels prepared five different ways. Mondays are prix-fixe nights, with three courses for $25. No alcohol is served --- although there’s a wine store next door --- and newbies might be put off by the extra fees for corkage, credit cards, and packing up leftovers. These practices apparently aren’t turning away customers, though, as the small, modern dining room is in great demand. Reservations are highly recommended.

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