Cobble Hill seasonal American bistro Hunter’s will close at the end of the month as the chef Angelo Schifilliti leaves for a new project in Manhattan, co-owner Fernando Camberos says. The restaurant debuted in 2012, serving homemade pastas and classic American, French, and Italian entrees. Schifilliti, an alum of places like Landmarc Tribeca and Felidia, opened the restaurant with his high school friend Camberos, an educator and owner of a preschool in Williamsburg. Just as Schiffilti decided to accept a new project, the duo sold the restaurant to new people, who will be reopening with a new concept soon. "It kind of made sense," Camberos says of the closure.
Schifilliti’s not quite ready to say where he will be next, nor is the new owner ready to say what the space will be. Camberos will be returning to education full-time, he says. "Managing teachers is much easier that managing people in restaurants," he says with a laugh. "But I’ve really enjoyed meeting everyone and talking about food for the last four years." Hunter’s will be bringing back old favorites and celebrating until its final service on July 31.