Last night, my partner Carmen and I went to a new restaurant in Red Hook. Its name is Hoek. The Dutch word for a corner. And that is where it's at, at the corner of Coffey and Ferris. Anna, the owner of the restaurant, said it took a year and a half to get passed all the permits needed to convert the old manufacturing site into a restaurant, but they have made it. And we think they will be there for quite a while. As our headline says, it adds a bit of class to Red Hook. There is a full bar, and loads of cocktails on the menu. The location is great too. It is right up the street from Valentino Park, so expect to run into friends on the way. We shared a roman style brick oven pizza with zucchini, buffala mozzarella, red onion, basil pizza that was delicious; a thin crust that was lighter than most Brooklyn pizza's. The menu has several wines; we had two glasses of greco di tufo docg. And then we ate Key Lime pie with raspberry sherbert. If you have had Steve's Key Lime Pie, you know how good it was.
The Grand Opening is at noon, today. You can see the menu here.
A view from Hoek's window
117 ferris st (between coffey and van dyke)
brooklyn, ny 11231