Published August 23, 2011
A Rustic Mediterranean Cabin in Williamsburg
Dating Rule #123: keep it simple.
Dating Rule #123, Section 12, Part C (halfway down the fifth page): never underestimate the atmospheric
power of reclaimed wood.
, a handbuilt, low-lit, rustic restaurant in Williamsburg that’s intensely
romantic, incredibly flammable and brought to you by the guys behind Freemans, now open Tuesday through
We’ve found you a cozy log cabin to use for this fall. The catch: you’ll have to brave the remote
wilderness of Brooklyn to get there. And you’ll need to really like Mediterranean food.
See, despite its appearance as an off-the-grid ski lodge, this firewood-bedecked eatery has a menu more akin
to something you’d find in a Portuguese fishing village, not an Aspen base camp.
So you’ll cozy up by the brick oven (you know, for a change of scenery) and steel yourself for a rotating
cast of reinvented classics like skeleton-in sardines, whole roasted calamari, cast-iron-seared steak and
that timeless combination of yogurt, melon... and duck.
If you’re looking to drink something else besides the restaurant’s cucumber spa water or vinegar lemon
verbena spritzer, you’ll have to bring your own booze for now. Though the future holds an eclectic wine
list, a rooftop cocktail garden and a stocked bar made of what else: distressed wood.
But you probably already knew that.
348 Wythe Ave
(btw S 2nd St and S 3rd St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211