Friday, July 13, 2007

Oven Debuts on Henry Street

Restaurant row in Brooklyn Heights now has a new addition. Oven (60 Henry St., at Cranberry Street), owned by Chris Fehlinger, has finally opened for business. I will definitely have to sample the goods for myself, but in the meantime, here's a review from The Brooklyn Paper:
The thin-crust pizzas range from old-time favorites to the inventive and a bit out there — but all go well beyond the traditional Margherita pie. A chicken curry pizza is topped with cashews, green peppers, red onions and mozzarella, baked in a curry flavored tomato sauce and topped with a yogurt mint sauce. An eggplant pizza is topped with an assortment of cheeses and pine nuts, a surprisingly crunchy and complimentary combo. And there’s even a roasted asparagus pizza with Vermont goat cheese and oven-roasted Roma tomatoes, served on a creme fraiche base ... Oven focuses on specialty pizzas and an extensive wine list — over 180 bottles and more than 40 half-bottles..."


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grimaldi's still rules. Fascati's is great as well. I tried Oven last week and the pizza I had almost undid my 54 years of pizza enjoyment. In the words of Mad Magazine, Blech!

Jenny said...

OMG! Grimaldi's is so over rated, and Fascati's isn't much better than the Celeste Pizza that you can buy in the frozen food section. Oven's pizza is so different, and is so good.

Anonymous said...

Mediocre would be too kind. A doughy crust, burnt on the bottom. Unimaginative tomato sauce, taste-less cheeses. An overly dressed, crass caesar salad with soggy romaine. Unimpressive wines by the glass, and a thimble's worth for $9 a pop. Really rinky-dink. Hope it folds quickly.

Anonymous said...

Someone at least 54 years old admits to reading Mad Magazine?

Scary.

Mark said...

I like Oven. I find the pizzas to be far better then what is offered in the nabe. I also think the topping combinations are quite creative.