Montague Street’s Heights Café To Reboot With New Menu, New Chef And A New Vibe

After a renovation six weeks in the making, Heights Café will re-open next week presenting Robert C. Weiner as the restaurant’s new executive chef.

After almost 20 years, Heights Café owners Greg, Glenn and Martin Markman and Joseph Secondino say that now was an ideal time to revitalize the restaurant. With a completely renovated interior, new furniture and fixtures, and new menu, Heights Café owners believe that patrons new and old will be delighted by the eatery’s transformation.

Managing owner Greg Markman explained that the new Heights Café will continue to be a comfortable and convenient neighborhood destination offering a menu with universal appeal. By improving on quality and creativity while emphasizing a variety of Brooklyn Brewery beers on tap, Markman says that Heights Café will continue to be a favorite local gathering spot.

Chef Weiner, born in Brooklyn but sporting culinary success at celebrated Manhattan eateries Union Square Café and Restaurant Raphael as well as the Height’s own Henry’s End, has completely revamped the menu.

Some of the inspired dishes that Weiner plans for Heights Café clientele include Maine Lobster Roll, the ever-popular Heights Burger, Veal and Wild Mushroom Meatloaf, Seafood Gumbo and Risotto with Crab, Lime & Chili Oil.

Chef Weiner’s early morning menu will feature breakfast favorites with an an eclectic twist: Eggs Benedict, Homemade Corned Beef Hash, Chorizo Sausage Frittata and Brioche French Toast.

Heights Café: 84 Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights.
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Thurs | 12 – 10:30 PM
Fri | 12 – 11 PM
Sat | 11 AM – 11 PM
Sun | 10 AM – 10:30 PM
For reservations call 718-625-5555

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  • marshasrimler

    One of our best spots.. please keep the food and prices local

  • admit it

    Is this a paid puff piece?

  • ellmay

    Can’t wait for the opening and I agree that the menu and decor needed to be changed/refreshed. I am glad they kept the burger; when I feel like a burger(rarely) Heights Cafe is where I go.

  • Reggie

    It reads like a transcribed press release.

  • AnnofOrange

    It’s nice to have this information regardless of the source! There’s been a lot of speculation that it would not re-open. Looking forward to the reincarnation.

  • Handsome Dan

    Was hoping they’d renovate back to the Promenade Restaurant. Best Burgers Ever…

  • MonroeOrange

    prices local? so you want very expensive then…you got it!

  • marshasrimler

    I did mot

  • ClaudeScales

    A bon mot indeed.

  • Alec

    this picture is awesome! when was that there?
    my theory of them expanding the pizza place has been officially debunked.

  • Mary Frances

    I just hope they don’t that the ORGANIC chicken off the menu . . that was my “go to” dish with them. I

  • e

    The new menu will be welcome. We loved everything about the old place — ambience, kid-friendliness, reasonable prices, welcoming hosts — except perhaps the food. Sounds like they have tackled that head-on. Can’t wait to go back . . . .

  • marshasrimler

    I did not want them to raise prices and I liked the food. It was consistent and a bit above others on montague

  • Mike from Brooklyn

    Thank you for all your comments (you too Reggie + Admit It). For those keeping score, Heights Cafe will officially re-open on Monday, April 7.

  • DIBS

    What does that even mean? Local food??? Local prices????

  • marshasrimler

    neighborhood and family friendly food and reasonable prices.. don’t be hostile

  • ClaudeScales

    It was there for several years after I moved here in 1983; as near as I can recall, it closed and was replaced by Heights Cafe in the early ’90s. It was an all-night joint, and most of my visits there were during my wild unmarried days, when I’d leave the Lion’s Head in the Village during the wee hours, get off the train at Clark, stagger across HIcks to Montague, and decide that I really needed a grilled cheese with ham before collapsing into bed.

  • Ann B Chapin

    Well, hope that this is all an improvement–not my favorite spot. Curious where the “former” employees went since they are hiring a whole new crew?? Guess they needed jobs and could not wait around for the opening??

  • Eddyde

    Hopefully it will shed its former stigma of mediocre food at inflated prices. Start serving beer in proper pint glasses too.

  • Eddyde

    Or like an ad, but I guess that’s becoming the norm around here.

  • angiemanzi

    such haters

  • Peter Loibl

    Glad to hear the menu has changed … I really liked the outdoor area on a warm Spring day, but after tasting the food, I never had an inclination to return. Maybe, now, I will give it another shot.

  • Hicks St Guy

    I hope Annie returns on Friday nights!

  • Heightsman

    1. Stop serving the beer in an 8oz glass – it’s tacky and cheap

    2. Stop serving Diet Coke in an 8oz glass with no refills
    a. Refills cost pennies from the fountain/soda gun
    3. Make sure it’s Diet Coke you’re serving – none of this Diet Rite labeled as Diet Coke
    4. Why is the staff turnover so high and always of an Eastern European descent (mostly and with little experience)?
    a. Points to management issues

    Here’s hoping for the best…..

  • BKHer

    Maybe they can fire that terrible bartender with long hair. Most disingenuine and rude bartender on Montague.

  • Eddyde

    Yeah the beer thing is really pathetic, I cannot even think of another bar anywhere that serves tap in those tiny glasses, Cheeeeeeeeap.

    The clueless Eastern European waitrons are the rejects from Teresa’s.

  • Eddyde

    No “hate” here, just honest reality.

  • MonroeOrange

    hater…i and most others i see get along very well with him and hope that he rejoins the crew.

  • MonroeOrange

    or maybe, they just don’t like you..that sounds more like it.

  • MonroeOrange

    Annie’s Blue Moon?! yes that place should return.

    PS…I heard Annie left bc of you!