“In the heart of Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill, a restaurant brings classic New Orleans flavors to new American dishes.” — Rothschild’s press release.
On July 21st, Rothschild’s celebrated its official opening. Mutineer Magazine sent out one of our favorite beer bloggers and underground correspondent, Genevieve Shuler (aka “The Hops Honey”), to partake in the opening festivities and scope out the scene. Here is her report:
What: Opening of Rothschild’s
Where: Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn
Why: The former restaurant, Stan’s, got an upgrade from owner Stan Williams. Rothschild’s is a cozy, intimate and elegant space that serves up fine wine and craft beer and a New American menu that is inspired by New Orleans cuisine.
Who was there: A great mix of longtime patrons of Stan’s, locals, friends and family of the owners.
Highlights: Their white sangria was a real surprise – light, sweet and a perfect refreshing summer drink. On the food side of things, the blackened catfish served on a sweet potato chip was delicious, but the fresh beignets with blueberry jam stole the show.
Rothschild’s decor was designed by Cognoscenti et al, who salvaged Art-Deco cinema lights from a New Orleans Movie Theatre to give the restaurant a “New Orleans meets contemporary Brooklyn feel”. The restaurant also has an elevated lounge, which overlooks the classic zinc bar and dinning room.
The menu features New Orleans inspired fare (such as seafood gumbo, catfish po-boy’s, shrimp and grits), with a local Brooklyn twist. “Rothschild’s is really about community and offers accessible, yet high-quality comfort food made with ingredients from local sustainable markets.” — Stan Williams, owner of Rothschild’s.
The “Down-Low” on Rothschild’s:
Beer: While they only had Abita Amber on tap for the opening, they will also offer SixPoint Bengali Tiger, Peak Organic IPA, Southampton Double White, Schneiderveiss, and Victory Prima Pils.
Wine: A glass of wine will run you between $7-11, while the bottle range is $30-75 (red, white, sparkling and desert).
Food: Apps and small plates include oysters, crab cakes, ribs (fall off the bone and spicy deliciousness!), bbq rock shrimp, po’boy and burgers. Larger entrees include buttermilk fried chicken, catfish, steak and mussels.
Space: Great lofted balcony would be perfect to reserve for a small group. Gorgeous tin ceiling lends an old and authentic feel to the place.
Why you should go: It’s a great location with a seriously easy commute from Manhattan. The vibe is upscale but relaxed, and they score points on both food and drinks… and make you want a reason to get some friends together to takeover the balcony!
Currently, Rothschild’s open daily for dinner from 5-11pm then offers a late night “Supper” until 1am (Thursday-Saturday). Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Rothschild’s intends on expanding hours to include lunch this fall.