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.
[Gage & Tollner, Oyster and Chop House], circa 1960, Photographic postcard, V1988.54.22; Brooklyn Historical Society.
[Gaslamp Lighting at Gage & Tollner], 1956, Photographic print, 2016.034; Brooklyn Historical Society.
The historic lamps were illuminated with both bas and electricity.
Intricate painted plaster detail above the bar
[Diners at Gage & Tollner], 1956, Photographic print, 2016.034; Brooklyn Historical Society.
An original coat and hat hook
The original refrigerator which will stay in place and be used behind the new raw bar
Gage & Tollner is one of only a few interior landmarks in New York City.
There are around 13 different patterns of lincrusta, a 19th century wall covering which is all over the restaurant
Along 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!
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