In January, long time Greenpoint resident Sebouh Yegparian took over ownership of the restaurant, seeking a change from the many years he’d spent working in the music industry. Whilst he’s kept the overall feel of the place the same, he’s gradually implementing new elements to make the eat-in dining experience even more enjoyable.
Booze is also a new addition, and El Toro recently celebrated the granting of their liquor license with a selection of wine and bottled beers. They are now gradually introducing spirits to the bar, starting with tequila (obvs.).
Given his roots in the music industry, Sebouh is keen to highlight some of the acts playing across the road at Warsaw, and has a dedicated board listing the upcoming gigs (Primal Scream and Dan Deacon are up this month…). He tells us that lots of customers only find out about Warsaw events from the sign at El Toro, and in turn I’ve no doubt the restaurant is also happily discovered by many looking for some pre-concert sustenance.
El Toro Ironworks is at 254 Driggs Avenue (between McGuinness Boulevard and Eckford Street). It is open daily for eat-in and takeout from noon-10pm.