NYT Looks at Colonie

The New York Times Diners Journal takes a look at the newly opened Colonie [127 Atlantic Avenue] which funded part of its endeavor via the crowdfunding site Kickstarter:

NYT: Ms. Kihlstrom and her partners, Elise Rosenberg and Tamer Hamawi, who all worked at Public and Double Crown in Manhattan, said they wanted to bring the Brooklyn Heights dining scene some of the excitement other neighborhoods in the borough have found.

Alex Sorenson, the chef, who was recently at Mas (Farmhouse), will prepare oysters Rockefeller, rabbit mousse crostini, a black risotto with crispy mushrooms, pork belly with red cabbage, and rabbit lasagna. Desserts include spiced chocolate torte for the masses and foie gras doughnuts for the daring.

Like any good Brooklyn restaurateurs, they’re keeping the environment in mind.

“Recycling, sourcing locally and using organic products is not just a trend,” Ms. Rosenberg said. “It’s the way things should be.”

There is an open kitchen and a green planted wall, and the partners are calling their communal table the “public table” in homage to their previous employer.

Full menu available after the jump.

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  • mhon

    Please leave the bunnies alone!

  • besuretodrinkyourovaltine

    @mhon, meat is meat.

  • william

    How about reviewing Subway’s $5 sandwich specials?

  • David on Middagh


    Yeah, those Subway $5 sandwich specials look good on paper, but if you’re really hungry you’ll want to pay more for extra meat.

    My usual is the turkey on toasted multigrain, with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and jalapeno peppers. Light mayo. During the warmer months, I enjoy my Subway $5 sandwich on a bench on the Promenade, as the Subway stools are uncomfortably high (no doubt a measure to help turn over the seating). I never take the chips.

  • Nancy

    I’m with you mhon.

  • DrewB

    Rabbit is delicious! Can’t wait to try them out.

  • Billy Reno

    Ah, a welcome addition to SoJo. Looked quite glamorous inside when I walked by. Can’t wait to go in and sup!

  • besuretodrinkyourovaltine

    Whats a Rabbit anyway, just a floppy eared bushy tailed rat…

  • David on Middagh

    You’ll never catch me in SoJo after dark. While technically in Brooklyn Heights, it’s definitely “the wrong side of the cobblestones”.

  • bornhere

    Billy R and David — There is NO “SoJo.” The area is simply the last two north/south blocks of the Heights before the beginning of Cobble Hill. It’s not a discrete neighborhood, no matter how hard you try to apply an adorable acronym to it. Please. Not everything needs a cute nickname, especially when that name is applied to an already identifiable neighborhood. “Technically in Brooklyn Heights”? What are you talking about, David?? And if you guys are long-time Heights residents, you really should know better. If you are newcomers, welcome to Brooklyn Heights. All of it.

  • william

    @David on Middagh,

    At last, someone shilling for a restaurant other than Colonie on this blog. I’m sure the workers at Subway appreciate it. (There’s one of both sides of Sojo, if you want one at night.)

  • David on Middagh

    @bornhere: I’m with you, though I’ve only been here twenty years. I’ve been subtly needling Billy Reno about silly “SoJo”. (Maybe too subtly.)

    @william: Yes, I patronize the Montague St. Subway when they have their $5 sandwich specials. Heh heh. (It’s not a shill, btw, if there’s no association other than patron/customer. It’s just a good notice, a favorable review, a pimp, free publicity, a mention, disinterested advocacy, community support…

  • Billy Reno

    @David – While most of the break-ins occur in NoJo, several years ago, someone tried to mug me 20 yards from my doorway. Crime is everywhere, but all of Brooklyn Heights is beautiful and affluent. That’s why the mugger element graces us with his presence.
    @bornhere – Thanks, BoHe. I have seen the light!