Friday, April 15, 2016

'Bergen Hill' Closes Its Doors On Court Street To Relocate

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"Bergen Hill", restaurateur Ravi Derossi and chef Andrew D’Ambrosi's South America-inspired seafood restaurant at 387 Court Street quietly closed its doors in early April to relocate.

The eatery opened in the fall of 2013 to great reviews, having replacing Derossi's previous venture, The Bourgeois Pig, at this location.

Bergen Hill's web site mentions that the restaurant will re-open at another location by mid-May, but there is no indication of it will stay in Carroll Gardens or in Brooklyn.

This, together with recent closings of eateries on Smith Street, further limits dining options in Carroll Gardens.  What are your thoughts?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was a great restaurant run by incredibly friendly and caring people. I went there quite a bit for a drink and a snack. I will miss them and I really do hope they reopen somewhere to success. The people who worked there every night deserve it.

As someone who lives very close by, I'm terrified to think what might replace it.

Anonymous said...

terrified? really?

Jimmy from Brooklyn said...

Totally fine with it. Went there once and was not impressed. Also to add Ravi was not a very nice neighbor too, when he lived on 2nd place.

Anonymous said...

Bergen Hill was too expensive! Also once block up on Carroll, Prema Yoga closed and relocated to Court & Luquer

Anonymous said...

Never went. I liked the video store that was there better. Well, I'd be terrified too if I lived near this corner. Terrified to think what nightmare id have to walk by every day; a loud bar? A plastic looking bank with a glowing sign? This area is losing its charm with the passing of every small business replaced with pennant banners and grand opening signs. Poorly spelled light box signs and peel and stick letters. So, be afraid. Be very afraid.

Jimmy from Brooklyn said...

Chai Healing Arts (401 Court St) looks to be closed too. cleaning it out yesterday.

Katia said...

Damn. All these closings at the same time. Too weird.

Anonymous said...

Katia-- I was just informed that Teaffee is also suddenly out of business. It was always crowded and seemed to be the only prosperous store on the corner of the Smith/9th area. The owners are so nice and friendly, so it's a big loss to our neighborhood. It also looks like they went out with a bang, as the inside is littered with empty bottles of booze and scattered cups. Did you hear anything about this?

Katia said...

Yes, another reader just informed me about it over the week-end. I'll try to take a walk over there later today.
Truly sad.

Anonymous said...

Gosh how I loved Carroll Gardens. Lived there for 25 years, an incredible, warm fun neighborhood. Sold last year to the highest bidder and relocated elsewhere in Brooklyn where is feels like CG 20 years ago. There are very few real neighborhoods left in NYC. As a survivor of rapid gentrification, I am in no rush to experience this again. Sadly, Carroll Gardens has become a victim of is own success. So glad I knew it "when."

Melis said...

Out of curiosity, where did you relocate? We also relocated to a nice, quaint community with a ton of individuality - great food and bar scene too - Ditmas Park. My husband said it feels like Carroll Gardens before it took off...

Anonymous said...

Hahahah. Ditmas Park is not Carroll Gardens. Hahahahah. There ain't no brownstones there! But that Kingsland Plaza or whatever it's called does have a hipster coffe place and mom and pop hardware. And beautiful wood frame HOUSES. And lawns. Hardly CG.

Anonymous said...

Yet another closing: Dosa Royale on Court St., next to Scottos Wine is closing. Relocating, I believe to Ft.Greene....

Anonymous said...

@Melis,

I (Anonymous 6:43) did not write the comment about Ditmas Park. Ditmas Park is lovely, yes with that old Brooklyn feeling. I'd rather not say where we relocated. It is Brooklyn, we are very happy. My magical thinking is if I do not divulge where our new neighborhood is, it may be able to stay quaint & real for a little bit longer. :-)

Erin Gillis said...

WP Store is closing on Smith and What was Epaulet is slated for another nail salon. Can someone spell money laundering.... Seems we need a website dedicated just to the graveyard that was our beloved bococa :-(

Katia said...

Just heard. So sad, La Casita, the Smith Street knitting place, is also closing.