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Sneak Peak at New Restaurant at Old Henry’s End Space

According to what looks to be a live but work-in-progress website, Cardinal Mkt is coming soon to 44 Henry St. and will be serving “modern dishes that capture the flavors of the season.”  The menu, which might not be permanent, features entrees such as crab ravioli, wood-fired sea bream, fried quail, and lamb stew. Desserts will […]

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Best of Brooklyn Heights: The Winners!

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for the Best of Brooklyn Heights! Exactly 100 readers responded and the votes have been carefully tabulated. Without further ado, here are the results: Best Fine Dining Jack the Horse Tavern and Colonie in a tie. Yes, there is fine dining in Brooklyn Heights. These two are the […]

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New Restaurant, Cloverhill, Opens on Columbia Place

Your correspondent took a stroll through Willowtown yesterday, and got this photo of Cloverhill, the new restaurant that has recently opened at 20 Columbia Place, the space previously occupied by Iris Cafe. I examined the two menus in the window, which were limited to breakfast, lunch and brunch. I went in the door, and was […]

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Goodbye, Teresa’s.

After months of speculation, it has happened. Teresa’s is closed for business. There’s not much more to say, but here’s a lovely article in the Brooklyn Eagle by Mary Frost and Franscesca N. Tate. A goodbye note posted on the shut doors says: To Our Valued Customers: After 31 years in Brooklyn Heights, Teresa’s Restaurant will […]

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Reminder: Nominate Best of Brooklyn Heights!

We’ve received a decent response since the original post went up (thanks all!), but we can use more. Take a few minutes now to nominate your favorite Brooklyn Heights businesses. Tell your family, friends, and neighbors to vote too. Here are the Survey Monkeys, in two parts (don’t forget Part 2!): Part 1 Part 2 […]

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Nominate Neighborhood Bests! (2020) Updated with Survey Monkey

Happy New Year from BHB to all! A new decade calls for a poll of neighborhood bests. In fact, some of our dedicated readers have gone rogue and started an informal poll in the open threads. Let’s make it official then. Nominate your favorite tried and trues. Keep it within the Brooklyn Heights boundaries – […]

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What’s in the Crystal Ball for Brooklyn?

The Eagle’s Mary Frost interviewed prominent Brooklynites, asking for their views on Brooklyn’s future. Carlo Scissura, head of the Mayor’s panel studying the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, predicts that “the BQE will get some much-needed love and attention.” Love? He also thinks the Nets will make the playoffs. Karen Johnson, owner of DUMBO’s Olympia Wine Bar, thinks […]

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Goodbye, Teresa’s?

Thanks to reader AbbeyK we have a link to a real estate ad that lists 80 Montague Street, Teresa’s Restaurant, as for lease. If it is leased to a new tenant, your correspondent may have to go far afield – Greenpoint?; East Village? – to get his tripe soup and kielbasa fix. Moreover, Brooklyn’s elite […]

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Chip Shop Space To Go Italian, With “Natural Wines”

The New York Times, in today’s Restaurant Review by Florence Fabricant, reveals that the space next door to Colonie, on Atlantic Avenue, previously occupied by your correspondent’s beloved Chip Shop, will become Ping, a “natural wine” bar – that is, one serving “wines that are made with minimal intervention, like chemical additives or commercial yeast.” […]

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Latest Montague Street Restaurant Closure and Relocation

Walking past Cafe Buon Gusto this afternoon, I saw this sign in a window: “To all our customers we are moving to a new location 132 Montague starting Sept. 3.” Of course I had to find 132 Montague. It wasn’t hard; it’s on the same block, between Clinton and Henry, on the opposite (north) side. […]

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