Lighthouse

Lighthouse

145 Borinquen Place
Brooklyn, New York 11211
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347.789.7742

Cuisine: Seafood/American Nouveau
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★★
Cards: All Major
Price: $$$$$
Hours: Tue-Thurs 6pm-Midnight; Fri-Sun 6pm-1am
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: L to Lorimer St.
Menu: Click Here
Delivery: No
Paper Mag says:

South Williamsburg has got a new, much needed restaurant: Lighthouse , built from scratch by first-timers Naama and Assaf Tamir (sister and brother team who cut their teeth at Employees Only and Maco Trading Company), chef Nicholas Cox , formerly of La Esquina , and a few handy, helpful friends. The moderately priced menu features a locally sourced raw bar (ceviche, crudo, shrimp cocktail), whole fish, grilled steaks, chops, and most uniquely, an extensive, housemade pickle bar. “It’s family-style and we want to encourage sharing,” said Naama, who described the food as “fresh and fun and homey.” Naturally, owing to the Tamirs’ background, both classic and inventive cocktails are also on hand. The casual, airy space, stocked with beautiful wood tables and a long, cherry wood bar, seats 60. The space formerly housed “a drug-infused Dominican club,” said Naama. “An upstairs neighbor told us the music was so loud her dishes used to rattle. It was a totally illegal operation; we found gas tanks in the basement so they were running the place off of generators. I can’t imagine what was going on here.” No wonder the locals are so happy.