Food & Drink
24 Food Spots Opening in Brooklyn This Fall
(Photo: Fletcher's BBQ, via Facebook)
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie and Gowanus has become the most talked about neighborhood in all of Brooklyn, a new culinary scene is definitely within the harvest moon. This fall Brooklyn welcomes with open arms 20 of this seasons most anticipated restaurants by patrons and hard to come by dreams of their owners. Brooklyn, be on the look-out for:
1. Red Gravy
Saul Bolton’s knack for creating a buzz worthy restaurant has him back in the limelight. This time he is paying homage to the Italian cuisine of the south, which has him knee high in his own signature “red gravy”…that’s red sauce for those unfamiliar with the lingo. (151 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Heights) Opens late October.
West meets East with Citizen Cake owner and pastry chef Elizabeth Falkner who closed the doors of her beloved West coast restaurants to open a different type of “pie” store. Falkner, meet pie…pizza pie that is! (364 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill) Opens this Fall.
When former Matsuri’s chef de cuisine, Ryuji Irie made a ramen noodle family meal for cookbook writer Harris Salat, a Japanese comfort food dining establishment was created that is said to be ramen noodle good! (25 Bond Street, Boerum Hill) Opens September 17.
4. Nightingale 9
Owner of Brooklyn’s Seersucker and Smith Canteen, Robert Newton with partner Kerry Diamond have eaten their way through Vietnam in hopes of digesting a successful Vietnamese restaurant for all of Brooklyn (and NYC for that matter) to enjoy. (345 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens) Opens early November.
5. Juliana’s Pizza
The address of this location may look familiar as it housed the ever-popular Grimaldi’s Pizza since a few months ago when it moved down the street. However, the original manager of Grimaldi’s (Patsy Grimaldi) has taken over this space again with a new pizza haven, Juliana’s. (19 Old Fulton Street, DUMBO) Coal firing pizza to begin soon!
6. Brooklyn Central
Brooklyn Central will serve 45 tables with Neapolitan-style pizza pies and house made charcuterie. Most ingredients to be Brooklyn sourced. (289 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope) Opens October.
7. Zona Rosa
This abandoned airstream trailer will finally house a neighborhood taqueria serving up authentic Mexican specialties and margaritas. Opens early (8am) and closes shortly just before opening (4am). (573 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg) Opens Fall.
8. Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue
This 50-seat barbecue joint will serve up traditional counter-service barbecue paraphernalia, select grilled items, and top-notch chili for those meat eaters and for non-meat eaters. All created and prepared by pit master and owner, Bill Fletcher. Bourbon and beer are the adult beverages of choice here. (433 Third Avenue, Gowanus) Opens early Fall.
Brought to you by the owner of The Post Office, OTB will take a gamble on the transpiring distilleries and wineries from the area. Foodwise, prepare for seafood: escargot, fried clams, and fried oysters. (141 Broadway, Williamsburg) Opens early Fall.
10. Ramen Yebisu
This newborn 20-seat restaurant in the heart of Williamsburg is serving up some of the best ramen noodles from Northern Japan. They soft-openend August 28 to long lines. But anticipate the bar space opening next door to serve as a waiting area. (126 North 6th Street, Williamsburg)
Talks about a locavore eating establishment, the walls of this Fort Greene newcomer are made from reused slats from The Coney Island Boardwalk. The seasonal ingredients listed on Chef Kyle McClelland’s menu won’t come from big name purveyors but from some of Brooklyn’s finest rooftop gardens. (773 Fulton Street, Fort Greene) Opens September 28.
12. The Wallace
This future husband and wife team definitely has a rock solid relationship, especially if you’re going to open and run a brand new restaurant together. No worries here. Executive Chef Jon Wallace (honed skills at Thistle Hill Tavern and Buttermilk Channel) and General Manager Jessica Soule enjoy sharing the title of “Owner” as well as their tailor-made Clinton Hill restaurant. (919 Fulton Street) Opens September 13.
13. Runner & Stone
These popular vendors at the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg have taken their “Harvard like” culinary skills and have combined them into one prosperous restaurant and bakery. Former bakers at Bouchon Bakery and Per Se Peter Endriss, alongside Blue Ribbon Brasserie’s Chris Pizzulli have created a two-kitchen (one for baking, one for cooking) facility sure to proof themselves worthy. (285 Third Avenue, Gowanus) Opens late September.
14. Gowanus Girls
Ladies and more ladies, this all female pop-up food and craft market will be here for the first two Saturdays in October. Founders Samantha Razook Murphy and Melisa Coburn are looking to boost self-esteem in both young girls and women. (Gowanus Grove: @ Carroll & Bond Street ) Pops up October 13 and 27, 12pm to sunset.
Named after Kittery, Maine, the childhood home of Chef Joshua Moulton is brought forth through the menu he has created. Keeping true to the classics of the Maine seaboards, all of the shellfish comes straight from Kittery itself. (305 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens) Opens September.
16. Root Hill Burger
Brooklyn’s Root Hill Café’s spinoff show is in the like of Root Hill Burger. Nine different burgers are offered to neighborhood patrons alike. Come once with a really big stomach or just keep coming to taste them all! (256 Fourth Avenue, Gowanus) Opens September
17. Brooklyn Sandwich Society
Starting with dinner and brunch, to soon expand for lunch, BSS will soon serve up some of Brooklyn’s most high end sandwiches highlighting some of the best ingredients within King’s County. Lingering with an inviting interior, Brooklyn Sandwich Society will be permit approved soon. (185 Dekalb Ave, Fort Greene) Opens late September
21. Dear Bushwick
This so-called “English country kitchen” has nothing to do with old-world style as it has to do with the new world, and let’s say 80’s new world! We can leave it at that for the moment. (41 Wilson Avenue, Bushwick…duh) Opens September.
22. O Live Brooklyn
51 varieties of the freshest and highest of quality of olive oil known to Brooklyn as well as traditional (aged up to 18 years) Balsamic Vinegar, Wine & Honey vinegars & infused Balsamic Vinegars, plus specialty oils such as roasted walnut and toasted Japanese Sesame oils. Visit for a tasting or bottle a favorite fresh on the spot. (60 Broadway, Williamsburg) Opens early October
23. Smorgasburg Dumbo
Yes, Smorgasburg in DUMBO! Taking place in the Tabacco Warehouse, food vendors have spread to the likes of this waterfront nabe. (26 New Dock Street) Sundays, September 9th to November 18.
24. Williamsburg Pizza
Marty Markowitz will be on tap for the grand opening of this of this “real old-school” Brooklyn pizza joint.
Tossing the dough is award-winning pizza maker and member of the United States Pizza Tieam, Nino Coniglio. Pizza, salads and sandwiches with the highest quality and freshest ingredients will be available for sale. (265 Union Avenue) Opens September 12.