Bergen Hill
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Bergen Hill

New York
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Bergen Hill

64 Cooper Sq

New York, NY 10003

If Bergen Hill reminds you of Brooklyn, that's because it's from Brooklyn. Ravi DeRossi and Daniel Kessler shut down their Carroll Gardens restaurant in April 2016 and moved it to the East Village, where DeRossi (Death & Company, Mother of Pearl, Avant Garden) had already established himself as a food and drink aficionado. Bergen Hill 2.0 retains much of the same character as the original -- the menu is still heavy on seafood and small plates, and it also has plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. The space is cozy and modern with banquette seating, tiled tabletops, and a wooden bar.