Some folks I know are opening a restaurant in Williamsburg the week of November 7th called Allswell. It’s housed in the spot formerly occupied by Raymund’s, a Polish joint that was hardly worth venturing into, so no real loss with its demise.
They’ve been generating a fair amount of press based on the reputation of head chef Nate Smith’s work at The Spotted Pig. Check out some of the links below for a sampling of what people have been saying about the restaurant’s imminent opening.
New York Magazine – What to Eat at Allswell, Opening Next Week in Williamsburg
Brooklyn Exposed – Allswell That Begins Well: Pub Fare on its Way to Williamsburg
Eater – Nate Smith to Open Allswell in Williamsburg This Fall
Zagat – Nate Smith Opening Brooklyn Restaurant This Fall
Nearsay – All’s Well: Nate Smith Opening New Williamsburg Restaurant
Timeout New York – Slide show: What you’ll be eating this fall
That’s a lot of articles for a restaurant that isn’t even open yet, right?
This summer, while getting the restaurant business in order, Nate did a bunch of pop-up dinners around the neighborhood to generate interest. Successfully, too, I think. The food was certainly good, and, after hearing about the restaurant for so many months, I can’t wait for it to open and proceed to kick ass in the North Brooklyn restaurant scene.
Go like them on Facebook: Allswell
EDIT\\ I’ve updated the date of the restaurant opening. Looks like I got a little excited there.