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Latest Montague Restaurant Rumblings

The scuttlebutt is that the Teresa’s site, which has been vacant since before the pandemic, will become a Korean restaurant. If so, I welcome it. My limited experiences of Korean cuisine to date have been pleasing. I’ve yet to try kimchi, which I suspect is somewhere in my wheelhouse of spicy and sour. If I […]

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Arrivederci, Giulia!

We hardly knew you! Word is that the restaurant, formerly the Heights Café, has been sold, though we don’t yet know to whom. It opened just under three months ago, and will close at the end of this week. We’re told that Dellarocco’s, which has the same ownership as Giulia, has not been been sold […]

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Caffe Buon Gusto Closed? It’s Probably Just Temporary

Update: reader Andrew Porter has confirmed that Caffe Buon Gusto is moving to 72 Clark Street, evidently to the space previously occupied by Tazza. It seems the owner did decide that one Italian restaurant on Montague was enough. A neighbor alerted me to paper covering the windows at Caffe Buon Gusto, so I rushed to […]

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Farewell to Jack the Horse Tavern: An Interview with Tim Oltmans and Micki Schubert

On 6/6/2006, at 66 Hicks St., a new restaurant opened in Brooklyn Heights. Jack the Horse Tavern was its name. Tim Oltmans was its chef and owner, along with his wife and business partner Micki Schubert. Soon after opening, locals crowded the bar at happy hour and sipped cocktails called long bottom bramble and behind […]

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To-Go Alcohol Is Over, With Some Help From Michael-Towne?

Alcohol “to-go” service from restaurants and bars is forbidden again, perhaps in part due to pressure from a liquor store trade group — headed by the owner of Michael-Towne Wine And Spirits — that viewed it as cutting into their business. Since March of last year, licensed restaurants and bars were given the permission to […]

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New Owner, New Chef for Jack the Horse Space

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association have advised us that Chef Sean Rembold will be taking charge of the kitchen at the former Jack the Horse Tavern, at Hicks and Cranberry streets. Chef Rembold has twice been nominated for the James Beard Foundation award as best New York City chef. From his website: Originally […]

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Heights Café Becomes Giulia

What was the Heights Café, at Montague and Hicks streets, will re-open soon as Giulia, a restaurant featuring Italian specialties, and more closely tied to its next door neighbor under the same ownership, Dellarocco’s. We’ve heard, thanks to a neighbor who asked, that the burgers for which Heights Café was known will still be on […]

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Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar Reopens!

Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar reopened today after a hiatus during the frigid months. Early in the evening, the sun was shining and sidewalk seats were bustling. Inside, a few tables were occupied by patrons who all happened to be silver foxes with their silver-locked dates. Fully vaxxed life is good! The Wine Bar’s hours will be […]

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Gage & Tollner Re-opens for Indoor Dining Thursday

As reported by Kevin Duggan in the Brooklyn Paper, the legendary downtown restaurant Gage & Tollner, at 372 Fulton Street, under new ownership and with a new kitchen and floor crew, will resume indoor dining, with customers limited to half capacity, this Thursday, April 15. Before it closed in 2004, G&T had been a favorite […]

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“A Novel Kitchen” Opens on Atlantic Avenue

A new combination café and used book and record store, A Novel Kitchen, has opened at 151 Atlantic Avenue, between Clinton and Henry streets, on the Brooklyn Heights side. Their menu features a wide variety of dishes suitable for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, combining influences of many different cuisines. Vinyl records, CDs, and DVDs […]

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