Given the insane amount of growth underway it North Brooklyn, it’s hardly surprising that lots of new restaurants are opening in 2015. Hook & Cleaver opens today in Greenpoint and there’s lots more in store as the year progresses:
A new Williamsburg wine bar from Mandy Oser and chef Amorette Casaus, the team behind Manhattan’s popular Ardesia Wine Bar. It promises to be a casual neighborhood spot along the rapidly developing stretch of Kent Avenue, serving bar snacks like oyster and charcuterie, along with some larger shared plates. It will also serve cocktails as well as wine.
175 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg
PROJECTED OPENING: January
Joshua Boissy and Krystof Zizka of Williamsburg’s NOLA-inspired hit, Maison Premiere, will open a new restaurant in Greenpoint in 2015.
905 Lorimer St., Brooklyn
Cali-based burger chain Umami Burger will finally open another NYC location in Williamsburg in 2015, after delays.
156 N. Fourth St., Brooklyn
From BK Mag:
Faro (late January): Longtime Northeast Kingdom chef, Kevin Adey, recently parted ways with the forage-friendly eatery, but is staying close to home with Faro; his very own Bushwick establishment. While not exactly Italian, the cozy spot is committed to offering all manner of housemade pastas, crafted from New York State einkorn wheat, as well as whole, responsibly sourced animals and hearty grains — think Oxtail Raviolo with sunchoke soubise, Buckwheat Manicotti with ricotta and béchamel, and Country Pork Chop served alongside roasted farro and artichoke garbure.
436 Jefferson Street, Bushwick
MP Taverna Brooklyn (early 2015): The first Brooklyn branch of Michael Psilakis’ massive, more-than-a-Greek-tavern concept will finally open in Williamsburg in the coming months, complete with a sit-down restaurant, a specialty foods market, and most exciting of all; a mezze-focused beer garden/interactive gallery/performing arts space (operating under a different name) launching later this Spring.
470 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg
UPDATE – And from Grub Street:
The old, old-school tradition of New York inns such as the Beatrice, Waverly, and maybe Ear continues in early 2015 with the opening of Llama Inn at 50 Withers Street. The Williamsburg restaurant’s name was chosen by chef Erik Ramirez, who was formerly at Nuela, Raymi, and Eleven Madison Park, specifically because the idea of an inn “connotes warmth, friendliness and hospitality.” The first half, it turns out, is a nod to his Peruvian heritage, but also Inge Morath’s iconic image of a llama sticking its very adorable head out of the window of a yellow cab, which first ran in a 1957 issue of Life. The restaurant will have 60 seats, a seasonal roof deck, and an open kitchen, and is tentatively scheduled to open in March.
50 Withers St., nr. Lorimer St., Williamsburg; no phone yet
UPDATE – From Brooklyn Based:
There’s no menu up yet for this new “street food concept” coming to Southside Williamsburg, but we sure are intrigued by the array of global street treats they’ve been previewing on Instagram, from chocolate and churros to buttermilk fried chicken feet (?!?).
53 Broadway (near Wythe); 718.384.2899; streetsbk.com