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197 Adelphi St., Brooklyn, NY 11205 40.691742 -73.97349
at Willoughby Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-233-9134 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: South American
  • Price Range: $$$

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Tue-Sun, 5:30pm-midnight; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Fulton St.; C at Lafayette Ave.



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American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Design Standout
  • Reservations Not Required
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




After working for famed Argentine chef Francis Mallmann and at San Francisco’s Bar Tartine, chef Norberto Piattoni moved to New York to open a restaurant where he could cook using wood fire. He’s making good on his word with Mettā, a collaboration with Henry Rich (Rucola, June Wine Bar) in Fort Greene. Piattoni, also born in Argentina, will utilize all aspects of fire in his kitchen (flame, embers, smoke, offset heat) and also draw from the preservation techniques (fermentation, pickling, curing, and dehydration) he learned at Bar Tartine. That kind of expertise leads to an ambitious menu that includes charred beets with crème fraîche and rye berries; pork steak with charred cabbage and crab-apple sauce; and ash-roasted sweet potatoes with whipped cream that’s infused with elecampane, a plant in the sunflower family. While not every single dish will be cooked over an open fire (there’s one electric oven for prep and baking), all dishes will touch a component of fire in some way. There are housemade tonics and digestifs to go along with the food, as well as a wine list exclusively featuring natural producers. Home Studios designed the 60-seat dining room, collaborating with Piattoni on a custom-designed kitchen with a vertical fire basket, a fire-powered grill and griddle, a wood-fire-powered oven, and a stove top in case this all didn’t sound serious enough. You can get a front-row seat for the open-fire action at the seven-seat chef’s counter, too.