New Neighbor: Wine Bar at 50 Henry

The space formerly known as Uncommon Grounds and touted to become UCG has unveiled itself as the Wine Bar at 50 Henry Street. The Brooklyn Eagle reports:

Brooklyn Eagle: Corner of Cranberry Gets Social: Amanda Green, general manager, does admit to having put a lot of thought into what was going to work. “We wanted something fun, something simple, and something for the community to enjoy.” And for those Brooklynites who were here in the 1990s, you may remember her as the co-founder of La Bouillabaise on Atlantic Avenue, which belongs on any Brooklyn culinary timeline (and set the stage for a Patois or Grocery on Smith).

For the food they have small plates, soups & salads, desserts and of course some stuffed olives on the long wood bar. Some of your choices: Diver Scallops seared rare, Cold Water Oysters on the half shell, Mini Kobe beef burgers with smoked paprika and aged Cheddar, Seasonal Mushroom Soup with parmigiano-reggiano or goat cheese and roasted beets with red oak. And for the sophisticated sweet tooth: Greek Style Honey cheesecake with dried fig compote and crisp walnuts and an Apple Crostata with caramel and brown sugar ice cream.

The decor of the space, which has been under renovation of a few months, seems to be more in line with the other eateries on the Henry Street strip. The restaurant has a new website and menu as well. CB2 approved outdoor seating for restaurant last year.

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  • Cranky

    I like Amanda. She was always gracious and warm whenever we went to the old UCG. I just ignore the “D” word.

  • http://BrooklynHeightsBlog Karl

    My wife ate at the Wine Bar last night and loved the Diver Scallops with a couple glasses of wine. Amanda was her gracious self, as always. My wife said they melted in her mouth.

    My wife is very picky so this endorsement is nothing to sneeze at.

    My guess is we have a winner here.

  • sh

    Had a very nice evening at the Wine Bar on Friday. Kobe burgers were very good, although we didn’t care for the accompanying kumquat aioli. Mushroom soup was also tasty. Shared plates, nice wine, friendly service and an awesome music selection made for a fun and romantic evening. Business appeared to be good — I hope this place sticks around for a while.

  • Jeremy

    I don’t agree with what everybody is saying about the wine selection.

  • Miriam

    Amanda is dreamy. Justin and I miss her. She made it happen.