A Brooklyn Standard

A few weeks ago I ate a fabulous meal at Dressler, a staple in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (on Broadway near Driggs). This Michelin-star rated restaurant (for 4 consecutive years) is owned by Colin Devlin, and filled with delicious, complex food and a unique wine list by executive chef Polo Dobkin.

Devlin hired Brooklyn artisans from the Brooklyn Navy Yard to build Dressler’s ornate metalwork-clad interiors and gorgeous zinc bar. Not only is the atmosphere and craftsmanship breathtaking, it’s also fun and surprising, as there are little creatures, birds and figures hidden throughout the cut-metal designs (shown below). Even the M and W signs on the restroom doors are sweet.

I highly recommend a meal there and book early! Though the place has been open since 2006, it’s always packed. Obviously they’re doin’ it all right!