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Futura Bistro Modern

287 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.669572 -73.986987
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-832-0085 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Eclectic/Global, Italian, South American
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

futurabm.com

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.

Prices

$9-$21

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Singles Scene
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

Five-to-six-block radius

Profile

This venue is closed.

Futura Bistro Modern's windswept post-industrial block, illuminated by the chemical glow of a Mickey D's, could serve as a thriller-movie backdrop. You can soothe your nerves inside this neighborhood haunt with Argentinean, Italian and Croatian owners. Versatile and welcoming, Futura Bistro looks like a mélange, with a stamped-tin ceiling, an elephant-sized Belle Epoque chandelier, a bar fitted with Mod-era red fiberglass bucket chairs, and brick walls hung with canvases à la 1980s Soho. Candlelight and jazzy house music tie the stylistic loose ends together. The menu is similarly eclectic. Chef Lisa LoBue, the Argentinean, does well by meat dishes like earthy short ribs, a multi-cut parrillada grill, and bis, a cassoulet-like crock of sausages and white beans. Thank co-owner Giovanni Iovine for comforting Neapolitan recipes like a rich potato-provolone-pancetta appetizer and several amply-sauced pastas. The kitchen's daily semifreddo—a crunchy gelato—pleases with flavors like jalapeño-strawberry and ginger-peach.

Brunch

Sat.—Sun., noon—4 p.m.

Recommended Dishes

Empanadas, $5; potato; parrillada, $24; semifreddo, $6

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