Restaurants, American creative Red Hook
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Soho dominatrix Erin Norris switches to the restaurant business with this 20-seat Red Hook eatery, outfitted with mismatched wood chairs, a zebra-printed ceiling fan and a taxidermied horse. Co-chefs Leon Douglas and Aaron Taber (the Pines) offer meaty small plates like lamb-neck piccole borsa (stuffed pasta), pork cheek with onion jam and cracklings, and merguez alongside chickpeas and artichokes. Cheese, pasta and sausage—hand-cranked vintage grinders top the tables—are all made in-house, and naturally leavened bread is baked in a backyard wood oven.


Venue name: Grindhaus
Address: 275 Van Brunt St
Cross street: between Pioneer St and Visitation Pl
Opening hours: Thu–Sun 6–11pm
Transport: Subway: F, G to Carroll St
Price: Average entrée: $20. Cash only
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Came here during a "Red Hook Bar Crawl" for a beer and a burger. Yes, they were overwhelmed because they offered a special deal for bar crawlers, yes it was crowded, yes they forgot our food and tried to bring us the check before feeding us, but the grindhaus burger is so delicious. Once they realized their mistake, they brought our food out as quickly as possible and gave us a free round of beers on the house. I would definitely go back due to the food and hospitality. 

Alex E

I've been here a few times now for dinner, and each time has been a completely new experience. The menu changes frequently and is always incredibly delicious, fresh, seasonal and totally unlike anything I've had anywhere else. They also have a cute backyard, great wine both by the glass and bottle, and most importantly the most warm, welcoming and hilarious host in the owner Erin. This place and its vibe are one of the things I love most about my neighborhood, Red Hook.