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Ambrose Hall
Oleg March 2013Ambrose Hall

New restaurant and bar openings: June 12–18, 2014

Ambrose Hall and more roll out in New York City


Ambrose Hall Since 2001, the annual opening of the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club marked the unofficial start of summer for the tie-loosening FiDi set. With the waterfront biergarten shuttered due to Pier 17 construction, financiers can savor the warm-weather season at this South Street Seaport sibling, named after the nearby Lightship Ambrose. Black-iron tap towers offer a rotation of 12 local brews (Kelso Nut Brown Lager, Coney Island Watermelon Wheat) in the indoor bar, located inside the historic Schermerhorn Row building. Along with small-batch whiskeys and cocktails like a rum-and-pineapple Nelson’s Folly, the bar menu includes grub like Schaller & Weber brats (spicy pork, smoked veal), lobster rolls and kettle-cooked chips smothered in beer-blended cheese. Next door, find a 14,000-square-foot cobblestoned beer garden stocked with German suds, as well as a brightly hued surf club perched atop shipping containers. 18 Fulton St between Front and South 
Sts (212-785-0018)

The Attic Chopped champion Diane DiMeo dishes out seafood-heavy American plates (crab-and-shrimp sliders, porcini-roasted cod) at this 3,500-square-foot rooftop lounge, with drinks from Mulberry Project’s Rael Petit. 251 W 48th St at Eighth Ave (212-956-1300)

Hay Rosie Find oddball ice-cream flavors like India pale ale, sriracha-popcorn and Mexican muscovado caramel at Stef Ferrari’s from-scratch microcreamery. 204 Sackett St at Henry St, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn (347-987-4983)

Left Hand Path Along with an outdoor patio, this Kings County bar—from software engineer Travis Boettcher and d.b.a. alum Sean Knudeson—offers personal USB ports and outlets built right into the bar. 89 Wyckoff Ave between Hart and Suydam Sts, Bushwick, Brooklyn (no phone yet)

Paulaner After shuttering in April, the Bavarian beer hall is back with new owners (Edi & the Wolf’s Wolfgang Ban and Markus Tschuschnig, an alum of the Stephen Starr empire), fresh digs (communal tables, deer horns) and Germanic eats from Blaue Gans chef Daniel Kill. 265–267 Bowery between E Houston and Stanton Sts (212-780-0300)

Saraghina Bakery Next door to his popular pizzeria, Edoardo Mantelli expands with an Italian bakery, selling organic, naturally leavened loaves (ciabatta, focaccia), as well as pastas, pastries and coffee. 433 Halsey St at Lewis Ave, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn (718-574-5500)

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