Now that winter is approaching, new openings have slowed down a bit in North Brooklyn. Defying the trend, Pheasant opened last week just off the Graham Avenue stop. We haven’t tried it yet, but it looks promising:
Pheasant, a new Coastal-Mediterranean restaurant located at 445 Graham Avenue in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn officially opens its doors for dinner service today. Chef Vincent Fraissange and his wife, Cat Alexander, hope to bring honest cooking and friendly hospitality to the neighborhood.
Located just off the Graham Avenue stop on the L train, Pheasant’s menu will focus on layering and developing flavors using fresh, seasonal ingredients to create simple, yet delicious dishes. “It’s about good, simple, honest cooking,” says Fraissange. “It’s taking two to three fresh, seasonal ingredients, putting them together and letting the flavors speak for themselves.”
While Vince spent much time honing his skills at high-end restaurants, even working in his father’s restaurant back in Vancouver, it was his summers spent helping his grandparents tend to their garden and prepare meals that really set him on his culinary path. It’s this simple celebration of ingredients that informs the approach he will be bringing to Pheasant.
A full dinner menu and bar menu will be served Tuesdays through Sunday from November 17th through December 8th. Weekend brunch service will be added as of Saturday, December 9th beginning at 9am. Pheasant will be closed on Mondays.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or require additional information. Please note the Pheasant website is www.PheasantNYC.com, and phone: 718-675-5588. High-res photos are also available upon request.
In other news, Littleneck’s latest outpost on Grand Street in Williamsburg has closed. They just opened in May, so it’s unclear what happened.
The outpost in Greenpoint remains popular and is open for business.