A Downtown Brooklyn landmark makes its return this season with the revival of the famed Gage & Tollner restaurant on Fulton Street. The Brooklyn Historical Society is celebrating the re-imagination of this Downtown Brooklyn establishment with a multi-course banquet of its legendary history. At Restaurant Resurrection: Putting Gage and Tollner Back on the Map, begin with an amuse-bouche of archival materials from the Society’s Othmer Library G & T collection, and enjoy a main course panel discussion on the road to reincarnation with co-owner St. John Frizell, head chef Sohui Kim, and Janet Pawlukiewicz, whose family ran the restaurant for 40 years. Cocktail columnist for the New York Times and author of the books The Old Fashioned,  A Proper Drink, and most recently The Martini Cocktail, Robert Simonson leads this culinary conversation. If you are an Untapped New York Insider, you can join this event for free! Learn more and book your tickets for this December 9th event here. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long!

Get a sneak peek at some historic photos from the restaurant and pictures of the renovation from our recent Untapped New York Insiders behind-the-scenes tour with St. John Frizell below.

A colored postcard with a picture of the dining room at Brooklyn's Gage & Tollner restaurant[Gage & Tollner, Oyster and Chop House], circa 1960, Photographic postcard, V1988.54.22; Brooklyn Historical Society.

A wide shot of the Gage & Tollner dining room while it is underconstruction

A Gage and Tollner restaurant menu

A staff members lights the gas lamps at Gage & Tollner amid diners in the restaurant[Gaslamp Lighting at Gage & Tollner], 1956, Photographic print, 2016.034; Brooklyn Historical Society.

A close up of the original gas lamps on the ceiling of Gage & TollnerThe historic lamps were illuminated with both bas and electricity.

An intricate painted plaster grapevine detail on the ceiling behind the bar at Gage and TollnerIntricate painted plaster detail above the bar

Diners in their best attire at Gage & Tollner in Brooklyn[Diners at Gage & Tollner], 1956, Photographic print, 2016.034; Brooklyn Historical Society.

An original coat and hat hook on the wall of Gage and TollnerAn original coat and hat hook

The original wood covered refrigerator behind the bar at Gage and TollnerThe original refrigerator which will stay in place and be used behind the new raw bar

The historic front entrance to the Gage & Tollner restaurant on Fulton Street in Downtown BrooklynGage & Tollner is one of only a few interior landmarks in New York City.

A golden patterned wall covering called Lincrusta on the wall of Gage and TollnerThere are around 13 different patterns of lincrusta, a 19th century wall covering which is all over the restaurant

Untapped New York Insiders inside what will be the Sunken Harbor Club Bar at Gage and TollnerAlong with the main dining area, Insiders got to see the upstairs private dining rooms and future location of Gage & Tollner’s Sunken Harbor Club Bar

Learn more about the past and future of Gage & Tollner at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Restaurant Resurrection: Putting Gage and Tollner Back on the Map on December 9th. If you are an Untapped New York Insider, you can join this event for free! Learn more and book your tickets for this December 7th event here. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today!

Next, check out Photos: Brooklyn’s Famed Gage & Tollner Restaurant Prepares for a Comeback and see all of our upcoming Insider events.

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