Bergen Hill (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Seafood Carroll Gardens
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 (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Fluke at Bergen Hill

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Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Hamachi at Bergen Hill

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Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Tuna pica at Bergen Hill

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Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Scallops at Bergen Hill

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Photograph: Virginia Rollison

The Day-Boat Cobbler at Bergen Hill

 (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Agave Orchard at Bergen Hill

A raw-fish rage is sweeping Manhattan, with so many joints offering menus of the stuff that we’ve started to wonder if it’s a new Health Department requirement. The trend moves to the far reaches of Carroll Gardens, thanks to Ravi DeRossi (Death & Company, Proletariat), who banded with Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler to open this Brooklyn drinkery. The nightlife guru has tapped Top Chef alum Andrew D’Ambrosi (Le Cirque) to helm the menu of crudos, carpaccios and tartares at the rustic, wood-laden spot (which takes the place of DeRossi’s shuttered Bourgeois Pig Brooklyn). On offer are tuna pica with black currant and toasted almond; local fluke with smoked ramps, green tomato and white soy; and hamachi with red onion, avocado and yuzu kosho (chili-pepper-and-yuzu paste). At the 12-seat butcher-block bar overlooking the open kitchen, bartenders serve quaffs to complement the fish: The Day-Boat Cobbler (sherry, white rum, cane syrup, orange juice and salt) is best enjoyed with the hamachi, while the Agave Orchard (tequila, apple brandy, Cocchi Americano and celery bitters) pairs well with fluke. Aqua banquettes and Mediterranean-inspired blue-and-white tiled tables reinforce the seafood scheme.


Venue name: Bergen Hill (CLOSED)
Address: 387 Court St
Cross street: between 1st and 2nd Pls
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 5pm–1am
Transport: Subway: F, G to Bergen St
Price: Average small plate: $14. Cash only.
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One note: the nearest Subway for F & G Train is NOT Bergen St, it is Carroll St.

Had an absolutely amazing meal there last night. Great cocktails, flavors that were imaginative and beyond delicious. They've been open for 3 days and have a few very minor kinks to work out: dim the lights and have the staff act a little less eager to please. But this is an unbelievable addition to the neighborhood. I hope to get back there soon... and if I can add a suggestions, I hope they add a specials list so that these fresh flavors continue to stay fresh feeling. Good luck to the staff and owners. I honestly think when the word gets out this place will be packed. Get there now!