Citysearch Editorial Review.
A slender nook in Clinton Hill provides the setting for this Cuban-themed canteen. Pilar offers modern riffs on the pleasures of Miami and Havana, such as empanadas stuffed with smoked short ribs or creamed corn with Vermont cheddar. The daily soups range from classic black bean to spicy conch chowder, an ideal starter for a crunchy Cubano sandwich freighted with tender roast pork or perhaps a platter of cumin-spiked rotisserie chicken piled high with beans and rice. Want another side? Opt for the superb fried plantains.