The creators behind hits like Hart’s in Bed-Stuy and Cervo’s in the Lower East Side are plotting a new restaurant in Brooklyn. This time, owners Leah Campbell, Nialls Fallon, Nick Perkins, and chef-partner Katie Jackson will focus on rotisserie chicken, as well as the natural wines that have helped make their other restaurants popular.
The Fly — a name that pays tribute to the “most loved” cocktail at Hart’s — is slated to open during the first week of February at 549 Classon Ave. in Bed-Stuy, between Fulton Street and Putnam Avenue, two blocks away from Hart’s. The new bar and restaurant will be open five nights out of seven at first and will later expand its hours.
Expect a global wine list as well as half or whole rotisserie chickens, plus sides. The drink menu will also include beers and cocktails.
It’ll be a 70-seat place designed by Russell Perkins, who also worked on Hart’s and Cervo’s. A bar made of tile and metal will fill the center of the space, with booths nearby for additional seating. A room toward the back of the restaurant will seat larger groups.
The acclaimed restaurant team opened Hart’s in 2016 and followed up with Cervo’s in 2017. Both became recognized for having standout wine selections and being hip scenes.
Cervo’s received a star from Times critic Pete Wells, who specifically tipped his hat to its wine list drawing from Portugal and Spain. He wrote that Cervo’s acted like a wine bar, without calling itself one. Hart’s also nabbed praise; it was named one of the best new restaurants in America in 2017 by Bon Appetit.
Stay tuned for more.