Got a game changer for you today.
It combines basements, Wrigley Field, hotel bars and really messy poultry...
It’s called The Elm
, and it’s beautiful: a big-deal subterranean dinner spot from the chef of
Corton. It’s opening Friday at the King & Grove Williamsburg, and here’re the facts.
It’s a grown-up spot.
Think foie gras with spiced-plum gelée, bib-mandatory chicken
Kiev and tender lamb neck arranged like minimalist art on white porcelain canvases (you know, dishes). All
dreamed up by Paul Liebrandt, a two-Michelin-starred chef.
It wouldn’t seem out of place in LA.
In a good way. It’s a
space with space
. Towering ceilings and panoramic windows and walls of ivy. There’s even a body of
saltwater right outside. Sure, it’s a pool, but... count it.
The amorous dinner phenomenon is alive and well here.
Grab one of the two-tops in that
wooded nook beneath the ivy wall. Reread those last dozen words in your head, and try not to fall for
whoever’s across from you.
But you’re free to just imbibe.
The tile-and-wood bar just looks
perfect hotel bar. Its specialty: herb-and-veggie-driven cocktails. Between that and the persistent buzz of
the open kitchen, you may be feeling the early tremors of the Williamsburg power-dining movement.
at the King & Grove Williamsburg
160 N 12th St
(between Bedford and Berry)
Brooklyn, NY 11249