Brooklyn’s dining scene may be getting more attention than ever, but the food here has been rich and vibrant for years thanks to the culinary traditions of tightknit immigrant communities, such as the various Asian ethnicities who have settled in Sunset Park and the Caribbean enclaves of Flatbush. Milk River, located in Prospect Heights near the Barclays Center, is where Caribbean and Asian cuisines come together.
Located on a non-descript industrial block, the bi-level restaurant, bar, lounge and venue is a neighborhood oasis. Milk River is the brainchild of Chef La-Niece Lyew, a Brooklyn native whose ethnic background is part Jamaican and part Chinese. She named the restaurant after Milk River in Clarendon, Jamaica – a popular hot springs and mineral spa. The name not only represents the direction of the food, it symbolizes the fact that the restaurant is a communal center for residents of Prospect Heights and beyond, enriching the neighborhood with its warm and welcoming presence.
Milk River is a Brooklyn Neighborhood Restaurant featuring a Caribbean/Asian inspired cuisine incorporating Chef/Owner La-Niece's Jamaican and Chinese background. The first floor is a 150 seat dining room with plush booths and intimate tables. Reclaimed wood makes up the communal bar tables for a… casual dining experience with friends and the 16 seat bar is pouring local draft wine and beer. The second floor is Milk River's Sport Lounge which features comfortable couches, bar height banquettes and a 20 seat bar where you can sample Chef La-Niece's Caribbean/Asian Fare while cheering on your favorite NYC sports club