Last week, in the former Nightingale 9 space, Kerry Diamond and Rob Newton opened Wilma Jean, a brand-new Southern restaurant that’s more casual than Seersucker. (And don’t worry about the fate of Nightingale 9: It’s moving to Seersucker’s larger space.) Wilma Jean’s super-affordable menu includes fried chicken, tater tots, and cornbread, but what you really need to order is the $5 fried-bologna sandwich. Take a look at a few of the dishes, straight ahead.
Fried chicken dinner: $14 for half chicken, one side, coleslaw, and a roll.Photo: Melissa Hom
Fried chicken on a stick costs just $5.Photo: Melissa Hom
Fried pickles, $6.Photo: Melissa Hom
Tater tots — $3!Photo: Melissa Hom
Wilma Jean, 345 Smith St., 718-422-0444