Openings & Closings On 7th Avenue, Park Slope


PARK SLOPE – There’s a lot of activity on the northern end of 7th Avenue in Park Slope, with a series of business openings and closings.

BKLYNER reader Jason Belz has been vigilant and kindly sent us a list of some of the new businesses that have opened recently or are coming soon to the area.

Bombay Kabab, 54 7th Avenue (Photo:Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

Bombay Kabab, 54 7th Avenue (between St. Johns & Lincoln Place), 347.889.7686

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The owners of the former Indian restaurant, Tikka Grill, transformed the space into a Mexican eatery called Quintonile last summer. Unfortunately the rebranding did not seem to work and the space has switched hands and is now Bombay Kabab. Opened in November, the eatery serves fresh, authentic Indian cuisine.

Krav Maga Experts, 69A 7th Avenue (Photo: Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

Krav Maga Experts, 69A 7th Avenue (between Lincoln & Berkeley Place), 212.400.4813
Krav Maga is a form of self defense developed for the Israel Defense Forces that combines boxing, wrestling, Aikido, Judo, and Karate. This is Krav Maga Experts’ fourth location in NYC, and first in Brooklyn, where Krav Maga and self defense training classes are available for both adults and children.

Bar Basic, 71 7th Avenue (Photo: Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)
Signage outside Bar Basic, 71 7th Avenue (Photo: Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

Bar Basic, 71 7th Avenue (between Lincoln & Berkeley Place), 347.348.3046
Officially opened three months ago by the owners of Gnarly Eats (447 7th Ave) , Bar Basic offers Southern comfort and American dining, using seasonal, local, consciously sourced ingredients in dishes including burgers, gumbo, po boys, buttermilk chicken with waffles, and much more. They also serve a prix fixe weekend brunch—$17 no alcohol, $22 with a brunch cocktail.

Mother Dough will open soon at 72 7th Avenue (Photo: Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

Mother Dough, 72 7th Avenue (between Lincoln & Berkeley Place)
Right across the street, Mother Dough will open soon and serve healthy, naturally leavened pizzas made with fresh ingredients. Founded by professional baker Elisa Rizzi, Mother Dough will a produce, bake, and deliver pizzas that are “crunchy on the outside and soft inside, made with high quality ingredients and easily digestible… perfect for health conscious people who aren’t willing to give up the pleasure of pizza,” according to their website.

Sterling Place, 148 7th Avenue, closed in December (Photo: Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)
Sign on door of Sterling Place’s former 148 7th Avenue location (Photo: Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

Sterling Place, 148 7th Avenue (between Carroll Street & Garfield Place)
After nearly five years at 148 7th Ave, Sterling Place closed this location at the end of December when their lease expired. Those seeking beautifully designed home decor, “eclectic curiosities,” and unique gift items can visit their two other locations at 352 7th Ave (at 10th Street) and 363 Atlantic Ave (at Hoyt Street).

Watami Sushi, 206 Garfield Place (Photo: Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

Watami Sushi, 206 Garfield Place, 929.298.0193
And finally, just east of 7th Avenue is a new sushi restaurant located in the former Yami-Ichi Noodle Izakaya. Opened in December, the new eatery serves sushi and sashimi, noodles, grilled teriyaki, seafood entrees, and more.

Have you tried any of these new businesses? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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  1. I tried Watami Sushi a few weeks ago. The food was good, but I could definitely tell it was a new restaurant–service was spotty, and our waitress seemed just generally confused. I hope they iron it all out. I would go back, however!

  2. We did take-out from Bombay Kebab last week. It was very good! I’d definitely order from there again. The dining room is pretty small, so it may not be the most comfortable sit-down experience.

  3. I got takeout from Bombay Kebab recently, and found both plastic and metal in my food. I think I’ll give them a pass in the future.


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