Baoburg opens in Williamsburg
Suchanan "Bao Bao" Aksornnan (Bar Boulud, the Mercer Kitchen) blends French and Far East flavors at this Williamsburg restaurant.
Fri Oct 18 2013
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
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Thai native Suchanan “Bao Bao” Aksornnan (Bar Boulud, the Mercer Kitchen) retools French plates with Asian and Spanish flavors at this 20-stool spot. Off the border-busting menu, choose from dishes like roasted octopus with edamame and chipotle bernaise; baked cod with sushi-rice mushroom risotto; and seared duck ramen with poached daikon and shiitake mushrooms. The trim wine list features nine French and Spanish selections, while cocktails are of the brunch variety (mimosas, Bellinis). Contrasting the fusion fare, the all-American digs are outfitted with mason-jar lights, sunflower-filled vases and a vintage apron. 126 North 6th St between Berry St and Bedford Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-782-1445)