Vern's Kitchen and Pub

Red Hook

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In BYOB setting, Brooklyn native crafts menu of Italian fare, including house-made lasagna with braised oxtail & semolina-crusted calamari

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Dining out exposes taste buds to ingredients that they don’t experience every day, like super-virgin olive oil and handmade water. Deviate from the gustatory norm with today’s Groupon to Ristorante Gancio Rosso in Brooklyn. Choose between the following options:

  • For $19, you get a contemporary Italian meal for two (up to a $56 total value), which includes:
  • One shared starter, salad, or soup (up to a $10 value)
  • Two entrees (up to a $20 value each)
  • One shared dessert (a $6 value)

  • For $35, you get a contemporary Italian meal for four (up to a $112 total value), which includes:
  • Two shared starters, salads, or soups (up to a $10 value each)
  • Four entrees (up to a $20 value each)
  • Two shared desserts (a $6 value each)

Chef and Brooklyn native Scott Natale learned to cook alongside his father and grandmother, eventually honing his craft by taking a 15-year culinary sojourn throughout Europe and the Caribbean and working at such New York establishments as China Grill and Chadwick’s. The menu of contemporary and rustic Italian fare invites diners to begin their meal with such starters as semolina-crusted calamari or a verdant salad of mixed greens, which arrives laden with roasted beets, walnuts, goat cheese, and citrus vinaigrette. Chef Natale loads the oxtail lasagna’s house-made pasta with savory strata of braised oxtail, ricotta, and béchamel sauce, and the pizza rustica can brim with such ingredients as figs, goat cheese, and thin slices of prosciutto. Helping to end meals less abruptly than a fire drill, wedges of moist date cake smear taste buds with saccharine toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream.

Upon entering the restaurant, visitors are greeted by a blue, high-backed booth, which extends along the dining room’s wall of exposed brick. Modern metal tables line the booth and a smattering of wooden tables adorns the opposite side of the restaurant like a rival Red Rover team. Although Ristorante Gancio Rosso doesn’t serve alcohol, diners may bring along a bottle or a box of wine from home.

Customer Reviews

Keep up the good work!
Aaron L. · April 12, 2012
Keep up the good taste...Loved the food. Will be back soon.
Barbara G. · March 23, 2012
Amazing experience! Thanks for the great food and compliments to the friendly chef! Can't wait to go back!
Sarah U. · March 22, 2012

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