Boutros: Brooklyn Heights Restaurant Serves up New American with Middle-Eastern Influence

All photos via Jennimaria Palomaki for Viewing NYC

Located next to Sahadis on Atlantic, Boutros is a new restaurant on the Brooklyn Heights / Cobble Heights border, the passion project of chef-owner Allen Dabagh. Boutros serves New American cuisine with a menu that reflects Middle-Eastern influences. Their innovative dishes pair sea bass, pork belly and loin, and chicken with seasonal vegetables enhanced with rich, earthy spices.

Boutros also offers a few vegetarian options, including lasagnette with carrot mushroom bolognese and sides that are as thoughtfully seasoned as mains. The wine list is well curated with a selection of varietals and blends representing a diversity of terroirs. They also serve craft beers (mostly American) and some specialty cocktails.

The atmosphere evokes home-style warmth without skimping on Brooklyn-style cool. Exposed brick, concrete, and other industrial elements are balanced with botanicals and soft lighting. Renovation of the space revealed a mosaic tile floor that the restaurant has wisely preserved, lending an eclectic feel to the space. Great for an intimate date or a meaningful family gathering.

Start with the Foie Gras Fritters, the burst of savory flavor will instantly put you in a good mood. Trust the staff for a wine pairing with the mains. Finish with the Saz-Arak, it’s smooth, balanced and generously poured.

Originally published on November 21st, 2016

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