KarVér And Korilla Open Outposts In Downtown Brooklyn

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – Downtown lunch crowds have two new options to choose from with KarVér Brasserie & Bakery Cafe‘s new storefront opening tomorrow (March 1) at 129 Livingston Street (between Boerum Place & Smith Street) and Korilla BBQ‘s new brick-and-mortar location which launched earlier this month at 2 MetroTech Center.

KarVér Brasserie & Bakery Cafe, 129 Livingston Street (Photo: Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

KarVér, the European-style brasserie and cafe opened its first location at 1809 Emmons Avenue last summer, however after a brief hiatus in January, relaunched with renowned chef Francois Payard as its new Culinary Director.

At approximately 2,000 square feet, the downtown KarVér location is smaller than the Sheepshead Bay outpost but will offer the same menu along with additional lunch plates to cater to the area’s office workers.

Like the Sheepshead Bay location, the new bakery space will offer build-your-own sandwiches with fresh bread along with to-go items, salads, pastries, coffee, kombucha, and more. The brasserie will feature traditional options like a Croque Monsiuer as well as updates on classics like seared tuna with sesame glaze.

“KarVér at Livingston is a smaller version of our Emmons Avenue location,” Chef Payard said in a statement to BKLYNER. “The location features an open kitchen, as that is a staple in all of KarVér’s Brasseries. Due to the concentration of corporate offices in downtown, we’ll be introducing a catering program…The place is beautiful and the food is delicious.”

The 2011 Vendy Award-winning South Korean barbecue food truck Korilla BBQ opened its first Brooklyn brick-and-mortar outpost on February 16 in an 800-square-foot space located at 2 MetroTech Center.

Founded in 2010 by Edward Song, Korilla has been parking one of its tiger-striped trucks weekly at MetroTech since 2015, serving its popular Korean barbeque-inspired burritos and tacos, rice bowls, and housemade kimchis.

KarVér Brasserie & Bakery Café
129 Livingston Street (between Boerum Place & Smith Street)

Korilla BBQ
2 MetroTech Center (between Lawrence & Bridge Streets)


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Pamela Wong

Pam was a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn between 2016 and 2019. She also writes about art at arthag.typepad.com.


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