Karl Dines at Governor, Sees E.T. at BBP’s ‘Movies With A View’

Mr. J. tries the fare at Governor, the latest dining venue by the folks who brought us Colonie and Gran Electrica. The food at Governor, located at 15 Main Street in DUMBO, elicited a new adjective, SOOO-perb! Afterwards, Mr. J. took the short walk to Pier 1 to catch the opening of this summer’s SyFy Movies With a View series, E.T. (The Extra-Terrestrial). Video after the jump.

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  • Prash

    As a resident of Brooklyn heights, I am usually happy to see restaurants open in and around the heights. I love the food at Colonie and Gran electrica. I was thrilled to find out that they were opening another restaurant in DUMBO! I can’t get enough of their good food.

    I am however very disappointed to find out the name of their new restaurant. Colonie, I thought was a strange name for a restaurant. Although it could have very many connotations, a settlement, being the most benign of them. Then I found out that the name of your new restaurant is Governor. This whole combination of Colonie and Governor I think is very insensitive to a lot of people. It may evoke a sense of romantic times gone by –but for a person who was born in a former British colony and oppressed by the “governors” — this is a really sad combination of names. I am evaluating my patronage now……

  • GHB

    Really??!! Try “OH MY PASTA”! Now THAT’S offensive!

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    The Governor name was derived from a major historic figure in Brooklyn, Robert Gair. Gair built many fine structures that make up the better portion of real estate in the DUMBO area. He invented the corrugated box and apparently was affectionally referred to as the “Governor”. The owners obviously didn’t select the name to glorify oppressive governors.

  • WillowSt.Neighbor

    I never gave either one of those names any thought at all.
    Just goes to show how different we all are.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    Colonie is the name of a suburb of Albany. Despite that, it’s an excellent restaurant.

  • Mr. Crusty

    Prash July 6, 2012 at 11:05 am: “this is a really sad combination of names. I am evaluating my patronage now”

    I’ve always felt that way about “Henry’s End”.

  • Seriously

    Prash, I don’t know whether to take you seriously or whether you are just playing with our heads. If you are serious, may I suggest you “get a life?”

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    Why does it even matter what it’s called? It’s a restaurant.

    I suggest a wildly radical concept…stay with me now…let’s judge it on the FOOD! Sorry if that’s a little extreme, just an idea I had.

  • David on Middagh

    Someone who lives in Brooklyn Heights is, of course, already a willing resident of Kings County.

  • Matt

    I can only assume Prash hasn’t responded because he is currently preoccupied with removing his tongue from his cheek.

  • wondering

    I am wondering if Prash ever has gone to Governor’s Island and enjoyed it. Or is he boycotting it as well out of principle?

  • eg

    good food is marvelous, but at what price. can you give us the price range for starters, entrees, and deserts? Thanks, anyone?

  • Matthew Parker

    Governor is off-the-charts amazing. See my Yelp review: http://mattparker.yelp.com

  • Karl Junkersfeld


    I couldn’t agree more. The porgy filet, black kale, tapioca, fish sauce, cilantro oil dish is also outstanding. Perfect review for a perfect restaurant. Saul just moved to second place as my favorite restaurant in the area surrounding Brooklyn Heights.