Anella’s former interior. Photo via Anella

Anella (222 Franklin St.) will re-open on Thursday, Oct. 25, after months of rebuilding due to extensive fire damage last July. Owner Blair Papagni and her husband, Josh Cohen, opened the restaurant in 2009 with a focus on New American cuisine and Anella quickly became a popular brunch and dinner destination.

“We’ve always tried to strike a nice balance of being a solid neighborhood spot that locals can count on for great food and friendly service while still being special enough for our neighbors to want to bring their friends and family from out of town when they are visiting. We have done our best to check all of the boxes and it was important to me that we kept that feel,” said Papagni in a statement sent to Greenpointers.

The fire’s damage created an opportunity to rebuild while incorporating the work of local artisans. Alex Banner of Wishbone Woodworking built the new bar and cabinetry, Friends of All Glass provided the pendant lamps in the front windows and D’emploi Studio designed the new staff aprons.

Fans of the restaurant’s original favorites such as the Anella burger with bacon jam will not be disappointed in the new menu that will also include more veggie-based dishes.


Anella’s hours are:

Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday;  5:30-11 p.m.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.



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