In what seems like a village of Caribbean-style restaurants, ‘The Island’ stands out from the rest. The Island is able to create dishes that have unique spices, but are not so hot that it is painful to the pallet. They incorporate dishes with beans, rices, peas, and cabbage on their three-burner stove. Their location is quite cozy, and the intricate dishes take customers by surprise when they walk in and dine. Although it has moved to a new location, customers are still raving about the same brilliant plates that they offer.
- The Islands always had a “make do” flair about it, with three constantly in use burners and preparation time always lagging.
- Two summers ago a new apartment complex threatened the life of the restaurant, but the owners had a backup plan in mind already.
- “The Islands” found a new, much bigger home on “Washington Avenue” and has been open since January.
“The Islands used to be a two-story restaurant on the Crown Heights side of Washington Avenue in Brooklyn, near the top of the hill, within sight of the Brooklyn Museum.”