seasonal, Modern american dining in gowanus, brooklyn
The Pines is a cozy 40-seat restaurant offering a modern interpretation of American cooking, with inventive cocktails, craft beers, and natural wines. The Pines is built on excellent service, with a lively, welcome energy that encourages guests dropping in for a drink at the bar as well as adventurous diners sharing dishes among friends.
Executive Chef John Poiarkoff marries new and familiar tastes with
a focus on seasonal and house-made ingredients. His menus speak of a dedication to what is exciting and delicious: fresh pasta, cured meats, foraged produce and atypical ingredients. His cooking provides guests a dining experience that's intellectual as well as soul-satisfying.
The Pines is one of the only restaurants in the country that offers only natural wines. The list focuses on small, biodynamic vintners, mostly French and Italian. Chef Poiarkoff and General Manager Anthony Mastropolo collaborate on the cocktail program, creating conceptual, aromatic drinks that complement the food but also stand on their own.
Just like Littleneck and Bar Tano, The Pines is a part of the new generation of restaurants flourishing in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, the ever-expanding former industrial area of the city. With John Poiarkoff at the helm, the restaurant presents the perfect mix of modern and traditional recipes.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
On any given night (the menu is edited daily), there are approximately 18 to 20 dishes, informally grouped into starters, handmade pastas and small vegetable and protein plates. It’s evident at first glance that the menu is antistandard by what it lacks: roast chicken, kale salad and burgers…Instead, they will eat an oxtail cappellacci in which land and sea get paired together: the savory notes of the meat-filled pasta purses are further amplified by a briny crab reduction.
The Pines provides a unique experience for special occasions. Our dining room seats 40 and in the spring, summer and fall, the Backyard grill fires seasonal snacks, perfect for another 40 guests or more in the garden for cocktail parties.
AUVERGNE AT THE PINES - 1/18/15
Join us Sunday January 18th for a very special evening where Zev Rovine will wine you, we will dine you, and we’ll all toast in fine Auvergnat style — with a Pines twist — with bottles from the Auvergne region you can’t get anywhere else.
Five courses, five wines! $65 prix-fixe menu, $50 wine pairing; further details to be announced. Now taking reservations.
F train to CARROLL STREET
Walk 4 blocks east over
the Carroll or Union Street
bridge to 3rd Ave.
R train to UNION STREET
Walk one block west to 3rd Ave.
Turn left. We are between
Carroll & President St.