Funny we were just talking about The Brooklyneer. Turns out, the team that opened the Houston Street restaurant in 2009 with the intention of featuring Brooklyn purveyors in Manhattan have been planning an offshoot “gastropub” just a few blocks away, and it opens after a private party tonight.
As with The Brooklyneer and its Lower East Side sister spot Hill & Dale, The Folly boasts a handsome rustic-industrial interior.
But this one evokes a pirate ship via touches like an arched ceiling, a rope chandelier, and a steamer trunk used as a table in the private mezzanine lounge.
Oh, and there’s also wall art depicting a pirate ship named The Folly. In short, the place is set to do battle on the high seas with Soho’s The Ship.
The nautical sensibility carries over to a seafood-slanted menu that includes oyster shooters, octopus skewers, tater tots made with cod, and fried fish accompanied by a variety of sauces. Check out the “bill of fare” below.
The Folly, 92 West Houston Street, bet. LaGuardia Pl. and Thompson St.