Originally I was given the heads up of Manhattan Inn via Twitter from The Great Pumpkin. The joint is finally opening next week and it sounds like something a little more upscale than what we’re used to seeing over here in the ‘point. Which is nice, cause sometimes you don’t feel like going to WBurg to get some Pumpkin Butternut Squash stew.

You can attend the Grand Opening and get to be one of the first to check out this new gastropub by emailing your RSVP to abbey.manhattaninn@gmail.com

Glasslands Gallery proprietors Rolyn Hu and Brooke Baxter are happy to announce the grand opening of their new bar and restaurant, Manhattan Inn on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at 8pm.

Formerly Johnny’s Cafe, this large dining house and full bar located in Greenpoint on Manhattan Avenue (between Bedford and Nassau, one block from McCarren Park); will be serving new American cuisine with tapas-like fare. Daily specials will coincide with seasonal produce sourced from local suppliers, including Rooftop Farms and Farm to Chef. Specialty dishes will include: Berkshire Pie (slow cooked Berkshire pork topped with creamed roots) and Pumpkin Butternut Squash stew.

Seating around 75, Manhattan Inn houses a grand piano with stellar acoustics for live musical acts. The bar will serve new and old fashioned cocktails, as well as a unique wine and beer list selected by James Endicott, formerly of Per Se and Allen & Delancey.

Chef Jesse Carpenter will be at the helm. His cuisine combines the accessibility of southern comfort food he enjoyed while living in Kentucky, the rustic flavors he experienced on the West Coast, and the varied, sophisticated dishes he mastered in New York City kitchens. The owners will be working closely with him, sharing recipes from both our respective backgrounds– Brooke’s British family and Rolyn’s traditional Chinese upbringing.

Manhattan Inn is proud to display the design of hOmE, a collaborative effort of Evan and Oliver Haslegrave who redesigned the most current incarnation of Glasslands Gallery. Manhattan Inn was built with a nod to the current detailed woodwork and playful whimsy of the Gallery — repurposed doorknobs as tap handles, school desks as dining tables.

Come January, Manhattan Inn will be open for breakfast and lunch, and will serve a full menu of espresso beverages.

Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 2:30am. Dinner served 6pm – 12:30am
Friday: 4pm – 4am. Dinner served 6pm – 2:30am
Saturday: 11am – 4am. Brunch served 11am – 4pm; Dinner served 6pm – 2:30am
Sunday: 11am – 4am. Brunch served 11am – 4pm; Dinner served 6pm – 12:30am

Manhattan Inn
632 Manhattan Ave

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  1. There's a rumor going around that the Van Leeuwens are opening a ice cream and coffee shop with pastries. I hope this is true!! Apparently it will be in the space to the right of the Manhattan Inn bar! 2010 summer in Greenpoint is going to rock if this is true!

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