Bring your appetite and a dear friend or two to share dishes with, when dining at Kitchen at Cobble Hill. Its neighborhood vibe, tasty Mediterranean fare, cocktails, and cozy decor will make you feel at home.
They’ll make you feel at home. Kitchen’s team: Chef Dan Nistorescu, owner Olga Potap, and mixologist Pablo Aguilar.
Late last year, owner Olga Potap renovated the restaurant, as a tribute to her father, as well as locals seeking comfort foods, to create a ‘kitchen away from home’ in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Under the helm of Chef Dan Nistorescu (with over 20 years of cooking experience), Kitchen’s menu offers creative takes on Mediterranean & Aegean favorites.
There are numerous platters perfect for sharing, such as the lamb and beef meatballs, with mint yogurt and warm Zaatar pita, or their beef and pork Vareniki (dumplings) in a butter and sage sauce. Larger plates are sure to satisfy too, with choices such as New York Strip Steak, Scottish Salmon, and Duck Pappardelle.
There’s an equally large selection of delectable vegetarian dishes: smoked eggplant, potato latkes, brussels sprouts with sour cherry glaze, toasted pepitas, and roasted piquillo peppers, crispy feta with fig honey syrup, toasted almonds, and burnt lemon, among others, all reasonably priced.
Their cocktails are created by mixologist Pablo Aguilar, who has been on the map for 15 years in top NYC restaurants of Tribeca, Soho, Meatpacking, and Upper West/East Sides. Instagram-worthy is their signature drink, “The Purple,” a tequila cocktail infused with pea flowers to give it a vibrant look. Another win is the “Not Too Old” Fashioned, with coffee-infused bourbon, black walnut bitters, orange bitters, and demerara sugar.
It’s important to Potap to support other local Brooklyn businesses; meats are sourced from Paisanos, flowers from Edelweiss Floral Atelier, wedding cakes from Mia’s Bakery, and everything in between at Sahadi’s and Union Market.
With a capacity of nearly 80, and its lengthy couches, The Kitchen is just the right size for private parties, where friends and family can gather, and celebrate special occasions. They also offer catering services. Now on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, patrons can enjoy live jazz, from 6:30pm-9:30pm.
Kitchen at Cobble Hill is located at 254 Court Street. For reservations, visit kitchenatcobblehill.com.