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.