7 Withers St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: All Major
Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-11pm; Sun 5pm-1opm
Booze: Beer and Wine Only
Subway: L to Bedford Ave. or Lorimer St.
Menu: Click Here
Out of the ashes of Williamsburg’s much-loved Brick Oven Gallery rises Kenny’s, a casual Napoli trattoria from pizza master Kenny Perrone and three longtime neighborhood friends. Gallery’s 100-year-old brick oven may have left the equation, but Kenny’s menu is centered in the old world. Fifteen pastas, like homemade ravioli, are available daily, as well as entrees including grilled shrimp wrapped in prosciutto and steak pizzaiola. What does remain is Perrone’s famous “Brooklyn caviar,” which the inventor describes as a pureé of eggplant, fresh herbs, roasted tomatoes, olives and balsamic, served with flat bread. “Everybody loved that dish, so it had to stay,” says the restaurant’s namesake. Weekend brunch begins in a couple weeks, and a 75-person backyard becomes crucial in the warmer months.
Blackbook Mag says:
TAGS: Bedford, Delivery, Fairly Cheap, Italian, Lorimer, Pizza, Restaurants, South Williamsburg, ★★★ Good
Homemade pastas and a ravioli du jour? Uncle Kenny’s got you covered. Former Brick Oven Gallery owner spawns cutesy-cozy new Italian joint. Napoli trattoria satisfies Italian exchange students longing for mama, leaves plenty of room in the wallet for soon-to-follow PBRs. No pizzas, alas–Kenny shows his integrity, refuses to cook ‘em without a brick oven. But Brick Oven mourners take note: the Brooklyn Caviar lives on. Same dish, new digs.