Restaurant Resurrection: Putting Gage & Tollner Back on the Map at Brooklyn Historical Society

A colored postcard with a picture of the dining room at Brooklyn's Gage & Tollner restaurant

A Downtown Brooklyn landmark makes its return this season with the revival of the Gage & Tollner restaurant on Fulton Street. Whet your appetite for the reimagined eatery with a multi-course banquet of the legendary establishment’s history at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Begin with an amuse-bouche of archival materials from our Othmer Library’s 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.


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  • Open to 15 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  • Register on Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 12 PM EST