masten lake, williamsburg, brooklyn

Now open in what formerly used to Savalas Bar, Masten Lake is definitely a welcome addition to the neighborhood. We dropped by there Friday Night and were too busy stuffing our faces and enjoying the ambience to take pics, but you should get the idea. We had:

– Hearts Of Palm coconut, red oak, guanciale
– Zucchini with smoked ikura roe, pecorino, breadcrumbs
– Tagliatelle with Pork Ragu
– Strip Loin hon shimeji, gorgonzola, snap peas

All except the hearts of palm come highly recommended. The cocktail list is pretty mean, too.

Via T Magazine:

“The owners of Masten Lake… had their hearts set on creating a special, intimate space inspired by the Catskills lake where they spent the summers at as children. The cork ceilings, stripped white benches and ceiling-to-floor glass front conjure the feel of a lakeside bungalow, where people cheerfully gather over conversation, local food and drink.

Keeping in line with the cozy mindset, the chef Angelo Romano, whose previous stints include Roberta’s and Lupa, fashioned a menu broken into four categories: Cold, Hot, Pasta and Protein. “I’m inspired by Italian-influenced, straightforward, market-driven food,” Romano says. “Most of my plates incorporate just a handful of flavorful, top-notch ingredients.””

Photos via Eater.

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