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Greenpoint: Foodies flock to waterfront restaurant, the Glasserie

The place is charming, but we can't take our eyes off the food. This is a lamb sandwich with yogurt and fresh mint leaves, served for brunch. Photo by Lore Croghan

Eye On Real Estate: Reviewers rave about the rabbit

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Here's an adaptive reuse that's winning fans.

Ground-floor space in a long-departed Greenpoint glass maker's factory – which is right up the street from the Greenpoint Landing mega-project site – is now a Middle Eastern restaurant.

The Glasserie, which opened last June at 95 Commercial St., has drawn reviewers' raves, especially for its rabbit dishes.

The Glasserie has also drawn celebs like director Wes Anderson – who had dinner there in February with “Grand Budapest Hotel” cast members Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody and Tony Revolori the night before the film's Alice Tully Hall premiere, the New York Post's Page Six reported.

The original chef recently departed – but the food remains superb. The lamb sandwich we had for brunch the other day was one of the best things we've eaten in the past year.

We can't tell you whether the rabbit is as good as it was when chef Sara Kramer was in charge. It's a dish that regrettably is on our Can't Do list. We loved lapin the last time we ate it (at someone else's restaurant). But later we had nightmares about Beatrix Potter and her friend Peter.

The old glass factory at 95 Commercial St. is home to a nifty new  restaurant called the Glasserie. Photo by Lore Croghan

Ah, brunch … at the Glasserie - Photo by Lore Croghan

When the weather is a bit warmer, there is a seating area out back, above  this covered courtyard. Photo by Lore Croghan

This is where the important stuff happens, on the other side of the glass  doors. Photo by Lore Croghan

Sure, the sun is out, but it is more entertaining to be indoors, eating and  drinking at the Glasserie. Photo by Lore Croghan

April 9, 2014 - 3:00pm


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