Crosby's Kitchen [Photos: Tim Hiatt]
It has been almost a year since Leo's Coney Island vacated the corner of Southport and Cornelia, but now a new family-friendly spot is moving in from the 4-Star Restaurant Group (Dunlay's, Frasca Pizzeria, Smoke Daddy), called Crosby's Kitchen, named for owner Derek Rettell's daughter Crosby.
The restaurant will have nuances that appeal to families: complimentary stroller valet, a kids eat free program (every day between 4 and 6:30 p.m.) and more subtle features like a sink in the main dining room and stools for kids in the bathroom, but the goal is to make this a neighborhood destination, with or without kids.
The restaurant seats 100, including the sidewalk patio. The space has an open, rustic feel in the main dining room with colors of blue, brown and red throughout the interior. There is also a second dining room that can be used for private events.
The menu will feature American food with a Midwest slant and will center around a rotisserie. You can expect to see dishes rotisseried like leg of lamb; Pike Place BBQ salmon; Brussels sprout salad; and a made-from-scratch veggie burger for dinner. Brunch items include eggs Florentine; Nutella-stuffed french toast and iron skillet cornbread. A full bar will be available as well.
Crosby's Kitchen is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday until 11 pm. Brunch is served both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with dinner service going from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 p.m. on Sunday.