Menu: The Gorbals is open in Williamsburg

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Reservations are now available, which seems dumb, since this joint is on top of an effin Urban Outfitters. From Eater:

The New York outpost of Ilan Hall’s LA restaurant The Gorbals opens for dinner tonight in Williamsburg’s new Urban Outfitters “concept store” Space Ninety 8. The menu features several dishes cooked over the restaurant’s large wood-fire grill, including lamb ribs, porgy with bonito butter, and bone marrow with hen of the woods mushrooms and creamed walnuts. Other items include banh mi poutine, whole roasted pig head, and the well-known cheeky bacon-wrapped matzo balls. The promised large-format schnitzel “with the hoof still on” turns out to be a “chicken schnitzel with talon.”

Here’s the menu: [Read more...]

Littleneck Outpost now open in Greenpoint

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Littleneck Outpost;  128 Franklin St., Greenpoint
credit: Daniel Krieger

We can’t wait to try it!

The all-day cafe is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, serving coffee, breakfast dishes like granola or arugula quinoa with a soft egg and boquerones, and sandwiches and salads that range from Littleneck classics like a lobster roll to a chicken confit sandwich with bacon jam. The space is big and bright, with plenty of seating and a little corner of retail items like books, aprons, and pantry items.

Here’s the menu, via Eater, below: [Read more...]

New Caribbean Restaurant Jify’s Opens on N6th

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Jify’s 93 N6th St Brooklyn NY

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Jify’s 93 N6th St Brooklyn NY

Cameo Gallery owner Jify Shah will be opening his namesake restaurant, Jify’s with an inspired Caribbean cuisine, décor and refreshing tropical cocktail menu. From their press release:

Caribbean themes abound at Jify’s, a bold and refreshing new restaurant in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Nestled between Berry and Wythe along North 6th Street, Jify’s is the eponymous new venture of restaurateur and music industry veteran, Jify Shah.

Inspired by his Caribbean roots, the Curacao-native incorporates a range of Caribbean-style ingredients such as coconut, plantains, mango, pineapple and avocado into each dish. Must-try items include coffee-rubbed skirt steak served over mashed plantains; savory mango guacamole; kale salad w/ pineapple vinaigrette; and Jify’s hearty namesake jerk marinated grass-fed beef burger served with polenta fries. Brunch options include Caribbean breakfast (jerk scramble, avocado, tomato, tostones, mango chipotle sauce); breakfast bowl (creamy polenta topped with sauteed kale, fried egg and green chili sauce); and pancakes with pineapple-lemon compote.

Menu below: [Read more...]

Central Station – new restaurant & bar catering to industry workers now open in Bushwick

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Central Station: 84 Central Avenue, on the Jefferson stop in Bushwick

They’re open late and, best of all, they have an enormous patio for drinks and dining outdoors. From Bushwick Daily:

Get ready, Bushwick servers (and bartenders and chefs and dishwashers and bakers and hell, just regular old drinkers and diners) a new bar/restaurant is opening on Central Ave, and they hope to cater to those ‘industry veterans’ that like to be fed after they feed everybody and that always make the best tippers.

And more information from Bedford & Bowery:

[Co-owner] Peter Simon, who’s lived in Bushwick for six years, found himself craving somewhere to grab a late-night bite while coming home from shifts at Fatty Cue Brooklyn. Here, he hopes to serve the many hospitality workers in the ‘hood facing the same predicament by offering a relatively small menu of New American cuisine until 1:30 a.m. [Read more...]

Popular farm-to-table chefs behind Landhaus now have a permanent location at The Woods

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Landhaus at the Woods 48 South 4th Street, Williamsburg

If you’ve sampled their fare at Smorgasburg, you know this is good news. Plus, The Woods is one of our favorite bars. From their press release:

The chefs behind Landhaus, the beloved farm to sandwich and grilled maple bacon sticks Smorgasburg fixture, and the owners of the popular Brooklyn neighborhood bar and DJ venue The Woods, have partnered to launch Landhaus at The Woods (48 S. 4th Street, Williamsburg). Serving delicious twists on American classics that complement the bar’s selection of craft beers, artisanal spirits and cocktails, Landhaus at The Woods becomes the perfect destination for a casual dinner in the courtyard, boozy weekend brunch (to come) or late night snack at the bar.

With a permanent home and newly constructed kitchen, Landhaus at The Woods will introduce an extensive menu of fun, delicious and affordable twists on American classics that reflects the diverse culinary backgrounds of the partners: American, Korean, Mexican and Filipino. Fresh, inventive takes on American and Southern classics include Landhaus BLT with thick slabs of bacon and baconized mayo; Crispy Duck wings with a Korean chili glaze; The Ribs glazed pork spareribs with crushed peanuts and cilantro; Char-Grilled Young Chicken with guajillo marinade and house buttermilk dill ranch; The Cholo Egg, a soft yolk egg encased in chicken chorizo and fried; Jalapeño Cheddar Hush Puppies; Crab Rangoon fried wontons filled with crab and pimento cheese; and Grilled Corn with toasted spices, feta and lime. With their signature creative approach to the Blue Plate Special, the chefs will offer a nightly special that will include Creekstone Farms Steak with bone marrow butter; Fried Chicken with collards, biscuits and gravy, and Pork Chops with sweet corn puree, swiss chard and salsa verde. Please see the menu below – nothing is over $14. Summer drinks from The Woods complement the new menu, with a selection of tiki and frozen drinks available at the outdoor bar.

Opening menu below: [Read more...]

Dziupla: Michelin-recommended chef opens new Polish restaurant in Williamsburg

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Good news! Popular Brooklyn restaurateur Krzysztof Drzewiecki has a new Polish cafe on Bedford Avenue. It’s called Dziupla and those familiar with his other staple restaurants in Greenpoint — Krolewskie Jadlo and Karczma — will be delighted.

The chef at Dziupla — a Nobu alum — brings a menu of greatest hits from Drzewiecki’s other restaurants including classics like Goulash-Stuffed Potato Pancakes, Borsch, and Pierogies. Heartier dishes include Kurobuta Pork Chop (with mushrooms, purple potatoes and cucumber salad), Grass Fed Beef Goulash and for adventurous eaters Wild Boar Ribs. Don’t worry, there are plenty of vegetarian options too.

Dziupla — which in Polish means tree hollow — has been given a makeover with exposed brick and a comfortable dining room. Dziupla is open daily for lunch, brunch and dinner with happy hour Monday through Saturday 4pm-7pm ($3 draft beer, $4 wine, and 1/2 priced pierogies).

(Dziupla, 194 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211; 718-388-6194)

The Coop’s boyfriend is opening a gay bar in Williamsburg

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From The Observer:

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper‘s long-time boyfriend Antoine “Benjamin” Maisani is opening a fourth New York City gay bar, this time in Williamsburg, Commercial Observer has learned.

Mr. Maisani, business partner Pablo Raimondi and Chris Canon are partnering to open the new bar and restaurant at 617 Grand Street near Leonard Street, apparently to cater to the Williamsburg clientele. They took over the space occupied by Ooba restaurant, lounge and bar and the location is currently under construction.

Sources said the lease was for 10 years and the asking rent was approximately $6,500 for about 2,000 square feet on the ground floor and 2,000 feet on the lower level.

Eastern Consolidated‘s James Famularo, who represented Mr. Maisani in the deal, declined to comment. Broker Maria Fernandez of NYCRS represented Ooba. She said the husband-and-wife duo that was operating Ooba grew tired of the nightclub business after about six years.

“It’s going to be a nice gay bar,” Ms. Fernandez said. “It’s going to be great for the neighborhood.”

Montana’s Trail House opening next week in Bushwick

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Montana’s Trail House, Credit Montana’s Trail House & Bedford & Bowery

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Montana’s Trail House, Credit Montana’s Trail House & Bedford & Bowery

Bedford & Bowery has a first look at the new Bushwick restaurant Montana’s Trail House. It’s at 455 Troutman Street (near St. Nicholas) and opens next week:

Come May 30, an awesomely rustic bungalow will be purveying “Appalachian east coast country food, and some black-magic inspired dishes” to the woodsmen (and -women) of Bushwick. It took a year for Montana Masback (who’s done bartending stints at The Second Chance Saloon and The Anchored Inn) to turn a former auto repair shop into Montana’s Trail House.

The buildout was very much a labor of love. Montana (who got his name after his parents blindly pointed at a map) bought a barn in Kentucky and had its timber shipped to New York, then decorated the space with effects foraged from his home, as well as friends’ houses and garages and restaurants. A Budweiser light fixture came from a friend’s dad’s bar. The “murder-weapon” taps, which look kind of like Clue pieces, were welded together by Denis Bramley, another founder.

Various rooms tucked into unlikely places give the compact space a cozy yet expansive feel. The main bar area is known as The Tack Room (as in, where you leave your horse’s gear), while a smaller side room is The Roost. An office and a storage area are ingeniously built into the rafters, accessible by inbuilt ladders, and the toilets are like stalls in a saloon. There’s also an expansive outdoor patio area, lined with edible native plants, like a blueberry bush.

Check out the menus below, c/o Bedford & Bowery: [Read more...]