The popular vegetarian restaurant Bliss Cafe is closing at the end of this month. It will be the end of an era for a restaurant that has survived several waves of gentrification on Bedford Avenue. Bliss Cafe had a pretty loyal following in the neighborhood and will be missed when its replaced by Zara, or whatever ends up there.
“It’s our most ambitious location yet,” says Aaron Lefkove of the new Williamsburg spot, in part because when all cylinders are running, the 70-seat space will offer all-day breakfast with lunch, dinner, and late-night until 2 a.m.
Lefkove opened the original Littleneck in Gowanus in 2011 with business partner Andy Curtin, followed by Littleneck Outpost in 2014.
For breakfast at Littleneck Grand, look for a trout omelet, lobster scramble, and gruyere biscuits in the a.m. with clam toast with salsa verde and garlic chips for lunch. The location will also offer classics like lobster rolls and clam rolls, as well as a more extensive raw bar, along with sides from fries to charred broccoli rabe. As for drinks, it’s a natural wine-focused list, along with craft beers and kombucha on draft. As is the case with the Outpost, coffee service will come from La Colombe.
You can check out their menu here.