Nate Smith, the chef who left The Spotted Pig and helmed Prospect Heights tavern Dean Street for the better part of the month, has a new restaurant in the works in Williamsburg. The Brooklyn Paper heard he had taken over the recently shuttered Raymund's space at 124 Bedford Ave., and a call to the chef confirms. He and two partners will open a 40-seat bar and restaurant called Allswell there this September.
The menu will be very bar-centric, featuring seasonal American fare. It will be a pub "but not necessarily so masculine," Smith says. It should have a lighter feel. The menu won't change daily, but he says it will change pretty dramatically throughout the week. And they'll serve a light lunch in addition to dinner and late night, where a burger will probably make an appearance after midnight. They will, of course, break down whole pigs. Expect entrees in the mid-$20 range, and apps from $8 - 13.
As for the name, it's meant to signify that this is a place where everyone can drink and have a good time. A place with good vibes.
While he bides his time waiting for his restaurant, Smith has been doing little pop-up dinners all over Williamsburg. The next one goes down at Pinkerton on July 27 and 28 and will feature a whole veal.
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