The Best Dishes

At Camperdown Elm, we believe that good food is about more than just taste – it’s about the experience. That’s why we’re dedicated to bringing you the best dishes using only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients.

Our menu is carefully curated to showcase the best of modern American cuisine, with dishes that are both comforting and innovative. From our famous fried chicken sandwich to our seasonal salads and entrees, we’ve got something for everyone.

And it’s not just our food that’s exceptional – our drinks menu is equally impressive. From craft beers to artisanal cocktails, we’ve got the perfect beverage to complement your meal.

But at the end of the day, it’s not just about what’s on the plate – it’s about the people you share it with. That’s why we’ve created a warm and welcoming atmosphere that’s perfect for gathering with friends and family.

So come on in and experience the best dishes around. We can’t wait to share them with you.

camperdown elm tree


In Prospect Park, the Camperdown Elm tree has been stretching its root for over a century. A few blocks down in the heart of South Slope, the eponymous named neighborhood restaurant is Chef-Owner Brad Willits’ debut project. We offer an ever-evolving, seasonally focused menu with an eclectic wine and beer list- all housed in a casual and welcoming space. 

At Camperdown Elm, we offer an ever-evolving menu that reflects the best of what the season has to offer. From hearty winter stews to light and refreshing summer salads, our dishes are designed to showcase the freshest ingredients available. And with an eclectic wine and beer list curated by our expert team, you’re sure to find the perfect pairing for your meal.

But it’s not just our food and drink that make Camperdown Elm special – it’s the space itself. Housed in a casual and welcoming environment, our restaurant is the perfect place to gather with friends and family. Whether you’re enjoying a meal at our communal table or sipping a cocktail at the bar, you’ll feel right at home.

So come join us at Camperdown Elm and experience the flavors, traditions, and community that make our restaurant truly unique.


Brad Willits

At Camperdown Elm, our master chef Brad Willits is the driving force behind our exceptional cuisine. With a passion for seasonal ingredients and a commitment to innovative yet approachable cooking, Brad has created a menu that is both delicious and inspiring.

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Brad’s love of food started early. After studying culinary arts in Portland, he honed his craft in some of New York’s top kitchens, including Gramercy Tavern and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Along the way, he developed a deep appreciation for locally sourced ingredients and sustainable practices, which he now incorporates into every dish at Camperdown Elm.

For Brad, cooking is all about the experience – both for himself and for his guests. That’s why he’s constantly experimenting with new techniques and flavors, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the kitchen. And with a deep respect for the traditions and cultures that have shaped American cuisine, he creates dishes that are both rooted in tradition and entirely unique.

But at the end of the day, what really sets Brad apart is his warmth and hospitality. Whether he’s chatting with guests at the bar or cooking up a storm in the kitchen, he’s always ready with a smile and a friendly word. And it’s that spirit of community and connection that makes Camperdown Elm not just a restaurant, but a true neighborhood gem.

So come on in and meet Brad – and taste for yourself what makes his cooking so special. We can’t wait to welcome you to Camperdown Elm.


Learn how our restaurant cooks

Want to know the secrets behind our delicious dishes? Check out our blog, where we share tips, tricks, and techniques straight from the Camperdown Elm kitchen.