Raising the bar at Brooklyn Heights.

Posted on March 15, 2010


On a recent visit stateside, I had the pleasure of visiting the Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar, nestled on the corner of Henry and Cranberry Street, in historic Brooklyn Heights.

This cosy little bar and eatery is the brainchild of Mark Lahm, owner of the nearby Henry’s End restaurant, and James Montemarano, owner of Cranberry’s Deli next door. With an excellent menu, sumptuous small plates, a selection of Artisan cheeses and a fine selection of wines, Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar also benefits from the skills of Brian Kay, a master mixologist and Chris Penn, who has created some of the finest cuisine to be found in New York.

We settled into a corner table by the floor to ceiling windows, the soft light glowing warmly off the dark oak panel and were promptly served by the utterly charming Aimee Shannon, who was friendly and informative and provided us with some excellent recommendations.

The atmosphere was utterly relaxed. We never felt rushed or hurried, and Aimee was attentive without seeming intrusive.

Brian mixed me up a wonderful Martini, one of the best I’ve had, before we opened up a bottle of rich, warm Malbec to accompany our cheeses, supplied by Stinky Bklyn.

New York is known for its fine food and bar scene, but the Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar is certainly a standout and well worth a visit.


50 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

# 718.855.5595


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