Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cuisine: American Nouveau
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Cards: All Major
Hours: Mon-Thu, 6pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 6pm-midnight; Sun, 5pm-10:30pm
Booze: Full bar
Subway: J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.
Menu: Click Here
NY Mag says:
For years, cabs full of Williamsburg-bound gastronomes were ineluctably drawn to Peter Luger’s, but nowadays, there’s much more South Side culinary competition. First came the artfully rehabbed Diner and Marlow and Sons, now, the elegant Dressler takes up residence, as well. The seasonal American restaurant, named for the title character of Steven Millhauser’s Pulitzer-winning historical novel, is the third (and most ambitious) local venture for Colin Devlin, owner of DuMont and its casual spinoff, DuMont Burger. Devlin hired Brooklyn artisans to build Dressler’s quirky iron chandeliers, light-box screens, and zinc bar, and with the larger room and budget come a bigger wine list and a more extensive, more upscale menu courtesy of DuMont co-chefs Polo Dobkin and Cal Elliott. But to placate neighbors wary of higher prices (and unmoved by entrées like roasted duck breast and braised leg with duck crepinette), Devlin shrewdly offers DuMont’s famous burger on the bar menu.
New York Daily News says:
TAGS: American (New), Bedford, Brunch (Weekends), Expensive, Recommended, Restaurants, South Williamsburg, ★★★★★ Exquisite
Dressler restaurant is the natural outgrowth of the dining concept that owner Colin Devlin and co-chefs Polo Dobkin and Cal Elliott successfully implemented five years ago at their first Williamsburg restaurant, Dumont: a neighborhood restaurant featuring a simple yet thoughtful and well executed menu; well informed and sincere service and a warm, festive atmosphere. Dressler adopts that formula and reaches just a bit further, with a more extensive menu and wine list and a room that was carefully crafted from a completely raw space into a warm yet compelling dining space accented by intricate metal work from Navy Yard artisan sculptors.
Finish with a lemon meringue tart or the chocolate and peanut butter parfait.
Otherwise known as the American Dream.