A few months ago, we learned that the Hotel Williamsburg, a new North Brooklyn hotel/condo with a rooftop bar, swimming pool, and views of the Manhattan skyline, would also feature a large restaurant, tentatively called "Streets," serving "Third World delicacies such as pork banh mi and tripe satay." Now, per a Craigslist job posting it seems that the focus of the concept has changed:
The main dining room will be a high-end but unpretentious eatery where both neighbors and visitors alike will want to dine on great food and drink and relax, not just once or twice a year, but night after night; a chef-driven, contemporary New York City restaurant that brings the spirit of the fresh food markets of Europe and America to the table while still keeping that special Brooklyn touch.Sounds like a smart move. Banh mi and street food nibbles aren't as popular as they used to be, but New American greenmarket cuisine with a "Brooklyn touch" is probably here to stay. The restaurant is currently looking for an executive chef, the Hotel is slated to open in March. There were once rumors that the Marlow & Sons team was involved, but if that were the case, they would probably move one of their own established chefs into the project.
· Hotel Williamsburg [Craigslist]
· All Hotel Williamsburg Coverage [Curbed NY]