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.