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River Styx

21 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 40.729894 -73.959923
nr. West Street  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-383-8833 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Bar Scene
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  • Full Bar


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In Greek mythology, the River Styx bordered the underworld; on Greenpoint Avenue, it borders the East River. With car pulleys hanging from the ceiling (one accompanied by a disco ball); a sharp, triangle-shaped bar; colorful tile tables matching inlaid tile floors; and about ten different kinds of lighting, the décor here matches the playful menu. There’s thick bread topped with mortadella and béchamel baking in a bright-red wood-burning oven, creating a calzonelike starter. Similarly comforting are the nachos, a pile of homemade tortilla chips saturated with creamy “pump” cheese, shredded chicken, and pickled jalapeños. An oversize bowl holds al dente bucatini pasta, sugar snap peas, fresh pesto, and grated cheese, and the salty, braised pork comes topped with green pickle butter. Plus: The concise cocktail list features the “Bad Loser,” a sweet mix of spicebox whiskey and crisp cider, and the “Discipline,” which is tequila with Serrano peppers, is lit on fire.

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