Sereneco
Grilled prawns | Photo by Briana Balducci
Grilled prawns | Photo by Briana Balducci

Sereneco

New York
Restaurant
$$$$
Available for Reservations

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Oct 29

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The gist: This all-day restaurant in Greenpoint is just shy of being over a month old and serves new American fare by executive chef Dennis Hong (Lincoln, Le Bernardin). While Sereneco is located in the historic Pencil Factory building that dates back a century, the space inside is modern, airy, and bright and boasts gorgeous 20-foot ceilings with skylights and a 25-foot white-oak bar that also has outlets to charge any gadgets. When it comes to the menu, it too features contemporary elements through hearty seasonal dishes that highlight vegetables and familiar classics in offerings like whipped ricotta, ratatouille, and braised short rib. In the mornings and throughout the day, go for pastries, sandwiches, and more that can be ordered via a special take-out window. A special happy hour runs Tuesday to Friday from 5:30 pm-7 pm, and their much anticipated brunch service launches this weekend.
The food: Hearty new American fare with contemporary elements highlighting vegetables and familiar classics. Smaller plates include whipped ricotta with honey and house-made focaccia; veal meatballs with romesco sauce; and grilled prawns with salsa verde. A dedicated vegetable section includes garnet yams with pistachio and mint; and ratatouille with squash, eggplant, and basil. Large plates include the braised short ribs with glazed baby carrot and pearl onions; roasted chicken crispy fingerling potatoes; and seared arctic char with English peas and chorizo. Signature cocktails from owner/beverage director Billy Van Dolsen include the Pencil Pusher, an homage to its locale made with mezcal, vermouth, and espelette pepper.
The cost: Smaller plates are $8-20, vegetable dishes are $9-14, and larger plates are $19-34. Signature cocktails

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