Norman, the all-day cafe from Scandinavian chefs Claus Meyer and Fredrik Berselius finally opens Monday for breakfast and lunch after a months-long delay that pushed an anticipated February opening to April. Dinner service will roll out in the coming weeks.
The 140-seat Greenpoint restaurant is part of A/D/O, the 23,000 square-foot co-working space for BMW-owned car company Mini. The restaurant has an open kitchen and a long marble bar adjacent to a communal area.
The menu is fit for a Kinfolk shoot, with dishes like buffalo milk yogurt with rhubarb preserves and sunflower seed granola; or porridge layered with smoked trout, havarti, and green garlic for breakfast that runs from $4 to $11. Lunch includes crab toast, a cheese sandwich with green apple, or grated beets with blue ribbon brine and elderflower vinegar from $8 to $14.
Berselius has been seeing quite a stretch of success with two Michelin stars, three Times stars, and four stars from Eater’s Ryan Sutton for Aska, where Meyer is the primary investor. Meyer’s showcase restaurant, Agern — which received one Michelin star and three stars from the Times — is temporarily closed due to a flood, though Great Northern Food Hall remains open, along with Meyers Bageri on Driggs Avenue in Brooklyn, open seven days.
Norman hours will start out as Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.