The restaurateur behind Tribeca spots like Tiny’s and Yves opens in Brooklyn Heights this week with The Osprey, an American restaurant on the ground floor of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.
Matt Abramcyk — best known for building a restaurant empire in Tribeca — has partnered with chef Michael Oliver for the restaurant at 60 Furman Street, near Brooklyn Bridge Park. Oliver, former executive sous chef at Locanda Verde and Lafayette, will be serving a seasonal American menu with the help of former Vinegar Hill chef Mike Poiarkoff, who will be chef de cuisine at The Osprey.
A major feature of the kitchen will be the Rotisol rotisserie, where dishes like branzino with new potatoes, olive tapenade, and artichokes; roast chicken with savoy cabbage, parsnips, and sherry; and prime rib with horseradish cream and crushed potatoes will be spit roasted. A set of salads and small plates, such as head-on prawns with lemon chili butter, will also be available. See the full menu below.
Living walls and floor to ceiling windows that offer a view of Brooklyn Bridge Park (and the ospreys that populate it) carry on the 1 Hotel's environmental focus. The dining room will seat more than 150 people, and eventually, the restaurant may feature an outdoor dining component as well.
The hotel itself opened in the spring, including with a rooftop pool. The Osprey is one of several new dining options to pop up along near Brooklyn waterfront in the last year, though this one sports a view of the park instead of the Manhattan skyline. Further north in Dumbo, Empire Store complex has brought along Sugarcane and Cecconi’s, and at the tip of the park, Mediterranean restaurant Celestine recently opened as well.
The Osprey opens on Thursday for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch will start next Saturday, November 18th.