A new restaurant serving wood-fired pizzas and natural wines is opening this weekend in Bushwick. Dubbed Ops, the restaurant will celebrate its official opening on Saturday after one week of being in soft-opening mode. It’s the first project for Mike Fadem, Marie Tribouilloy, and Gavin Compton, a trio of owners whose previous experience includes restaurants like Achilles Heel, Estela, Buvette, The Pines, and Variety Coffee Roasters. With backgrounds in both the front and back of house, the team has decided to make Ops a gratuity-free establishment.
The space at 346 Himrod Street is a former car garage that now offers seating for 45 guests. Its centerpiece is a mosaic-tiled oven that will be firing pizzas such as The Pops which comes with tomato, mozzarella, guanciale, and Pecorino. In addition to pizza, the team is serving menu options like braised lentils with toast, and caponata with bitter greens. Fadem and Tribouilloy will be splitting cooking duty, with Fadem's focus solely on pizza and Tribouilloy running the rest of the menu
Ops will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until midnight starting this Saturday, October 8. Eventually the team hopes to open seven days a week, with plans to launch brunch and lunch service, too. If you happen to stop by, be sure to let us know what you think.