Williamsburg restaurant updates: Gwynnett St and Parish Hall kick the bucket, Egg to expand


Following legal problems and the loss of a chef, Gwynnet St is now Lachan:

In a statement about the change, the Lachlan team notes: “We are immensely proud of what we accomplished these last two years and extremely grateful of the support we received from our customers, press and staff. However, we have decided to take our restaurant in a different direction and will continue with our tradition of great cuisine and cocktail program.” Brunch is slated to launch next week, and the website notes: “Take away available, please call us with your order.”

A reader sends along a picture of the new signage (above) and a hypothesis about the name: “Based on a quick Google search, I’m guessing the Lachlan name comes from Lachlan McIntosh, the man who got into a dispute and killed Button Gwinnett (one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence).” So, Gwynnett’s dead, and Lachlan lives.

Eater has the Lachan menu posted, which includes Gwynnet St’s wonderful whiskey bread.

In other news, the overrated and always-crowded Egg is moving into the underrated Parish Hall space. Et tu Egg:

George Weld is closing his two-year-old Williamsburg restaurant Parish Hall after service on Friday, with plans to move his beloved Southern breakfast/lunch spot Egg into the space in a few weeks. Parish Hall’s chef Evan Hanczor will run the kitchen at this new version of Egg. Weld and his crew will make a few changes to the space, and the new Egg will accommodate more guests, so hopefully that will cut down on the wait time for brunch. Egg will stay open in its current location until the renovations at Parish Hall are finished.

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