Gage & Tollner in Downtown Brooklyn Plans to Officially Reopen on April 15

The restaurant in February 2020. Photo by Susan De Vries

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After the pandemic suddenly halted the highly anticipated reopening of long-shuttered Gage & Tollner, the storied Downtown Brooklyn steakhouse has set a new opening date.

First reported by New York Magazine Thursday and confirmed in an Instagram post by the restaurant, the reopening is set for April 15. The eatery will operate at 50 percent capacity, according to current state restrictions on indoor dining, and will start with dinner service Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

In the works for several years, the updated chophouse is helmed by Ben Schneider, Sohui Kim and St. John Frizell, veterans of Red Hook restaurant The Good Fork and bar Fort Defiance. In the Instagram post, the group asked supporters to not yet cash in their gift cards purchased during the year “until the business is on more solid ground.” They are planning on making all gift certificates sold before April 15, 2021 increase in value by 10 percent on September 1, 2021.

Located at 372 Fulton Street, the restaurant operated from 1892 to 2004 and was designated an interior landmark in 1975. It still has its original gas and electric chandeliers and other historic fittings. Since it closed in 2004, the space has had a number of tenants, including TGI Fridays, an Arby’s and a discount jewelry store.

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