According to its publicist, Oven is scheduled to open in the space at 60 Henry Street most recently occupied by Aficionada on May 5.
Here's their brief on what the new spot will offer:
Oven is a specialty pizzeria and wine bar founded on the principals of freshness, value and service. Oven will bring a youthful energy to dining scene in Brooklyn Heights and serve as a popular dining destination for its neighbors in DUMBO and Cobble Hill. Meticulously designed, the interior is vibrant yet, comfortable and welcoming. Weather permitting Oven will also serve a small outdoor café. Conceived and managed by alumni of such storied restaurants as Union Square Café, babbo and Nice Matin, Oven’s management boasts over 60 years combined experience.
Oven serves a menu of thin crust classics like Margarita and Quattrformaggio. Keeping on the cutting edge of Brooklyn dining, though, the pizza masters at Oven are committed to incorporating seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The menu also features a carefully crafted selection of salads, entrée and calzones. All of Oven’s desserts are baked on-premise daily.
With over 120 labels, Oven offers arguably one of the most interesting, diverse and largest wine selection in Brooklyn. Oven’s cellar represents every major region and style. Over 40 of the wines at Oven are available nowhere else in the borough, and our list includes a strong showing of half bottles with ample choices under $30.
Oven’s design and layout create several unique and complimentary dining areas.. A small granite bar sits opposite a curtained alcove perfect for private dining. Couples can settle into the cushioned, high backed chairs in the front, and larger groups or families can command the banquette seating that lines the walls. Oven’s outdoor café offers a great vantage of the Henry Street foot traffic.
Also, it looks like they are hiring.