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Is the revitalization of Red Hook back on schedule? Consider the latest evidence: a former Van Brunt deli is now the upscale New American bistro Kevin’s — a sit-down eatery with a local feel.

Chef-owner Kevin Moore (pictured with partner Caroline Parker) is definitely on the side of revitalization.

“Red Hook has a lot of potential to be a thriving community,” said Moore, who opened on Oct. 9. “When I was looking for a space, it just became obvious that this area needs more restaurants — not necessarily fine-dining places, but a space with good food where people can meet up and enjoy a hearty meal.”

Ah, yes, the meal. The restaurant features a menu centered around seafood, with appetizers and entrees including a corn shrimp chowder ($6) and grilled salmon with fall vegetables ($18).

“The strength of the menu is really our focus on local products,” Moore said. “We get great tasting fish from places here in Brooklyn, and we get most of our vegetables from the Red Hook community farm or from other shops around here.”

Kevin’s (277A Van Brunt St., between Pioneer Street and Visitation Place in Red Hook), is open for lunch and dinner, Thurday-Saturday, and for brunch on Sunday; all major credit card accepted; no reservations.

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gene from cobble hill says:
Been there - what a laid back relaxing place to enjoy some great food. Sunday brunch is the only game in town around that neighborhood.
Oct. 24, 2008, 10:53 am
Nancy Sadler from Red Hook says:
Delicious Crab Cake Eggs Benedict served for Brunch. Can't wait to go back for dinner!
Nov. 5, 2008, 1:10 pm
Ann from Manhattan says:
This was worth the trip from the Upper West Side- the cozy setting is warm and friendly and the food is fresh and delicious-our party of eight ordered much of the menu- corn shrimp chowder, salads, tuna, scallops and skirt steak-all well prepared. Service was excellent. We ended up ordering one of each dessert, and loved them all. And being able to bring our own wine made the bill even more reasonable!
A great deal!
Nov. 16, 2008, 2:05 am
Anna Rutt from Michigan says:
I've heard all good things about Kevin's and I'm planning to be eating there for my daughter's birthday! My review will be posted along with those attending with me! Thank you Kevin!
Sept. 20, 2009, 7:51 pm

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